- The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the University of Minnesota is within its rights to punish a mortuary science student for joking about a cadaver on Facebook.
- The Wednesday ruling affirmed that no First Amendment violations had been committed by the university.
- The school's program requires students to be "respectful and discreet" in specific language when dealing with cadavers.
From the article:
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the right of the University of Minnesota to punish a mortuary science student for posts on Facebook that made fun of a cadaver.
The court's ruling said that because of the nature of the student's career-related academic program, the university did not violate the student's rights in failing her in an anatomy laboratory course. ...