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Portland, OR – Three Killed in Car Crash on I-5 near Headquarters Rd

Sandy, OR – Brenda Stader Fatally Struck by Vehicle on US-26

Sandy, OR (January 18, 2021) – A pedestrian lost their life in a motor vehicle accident in the Sandy area on Wednesday morning. At approximately 10:45 a.m., on January 13, the Oregon State Police were requested to provide assistance at the scene of a work-related traffic collision. Reports from the OSP show that 50-year-old Brenda Stader, from Portland, was contracted by Northwest Traffic Control to work as a flagger on US Highway 26 near milepost 32, just outside of Sandy. [...]

Free Speech and Education

Read: Pompeo Opinion It is well settled that the First Amendment right to free speech exists in the university classroom – even when a student’s viewpoint clashes with the professor.  The lesson here is that if a state college or university professor opens up a classroom debate to all viewpoints, then the professor cannot then punish the student for expressing a viewpoint the professor deems inflammatory and offensive.  The state college or university is not free to interfere with speech for [...]

Education Law: ‘Sexting’ Investigation at Coachella High School

Sexting Investigation at Coachella High School Source Article: The Desert Sun With the school year underway and students in the routine of school, homework, and socializing, now is a good time for parents to discuss the issues of privacy and appropriate communication.  This story is a good reminder that students in public schools have little to no rights to privacy for District provided equipment including computers and iPads, and that forwarding inappropriate texts can be a form of bullying and sexual [...]

Education Law: Search of Student’s Cell Phone Violates Fourth Amendment Rights

Search of Student’s Cell Phone Violates Fourth Amendment Rights            Subsequent to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Riley v. California, a court has held that searching a cell phone is not reasonable under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.  This is the right result and public school children should enjoy the right to privacy in their cell phones.   Read more: NSBA