USA Today reports that Buncombe County Schools will be reversing their earlier ban on a 9-year-old boy’s bringing his “My Little Pony” bag to school. The boy, Grayson Bruce, had been pushed, punched, and insulted by classmates because of his bag, and the school tried to stop the bullying by ordering the victim to leave his bag at home; that is now being changed. For more on the story, and why I think such things matter, see this post from Monday.
Thanks to Robert Dittmer for the pointer.
Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy. Before coming to UCLA, he clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Volokh is the author of the textbooks The First Amendment and Related Statutes (4th ed. 2011), The Religion Clauses and Related Statutes (2005), and Academic Legal Writing (4th ed. 2010), as well as over 70 law review articles. Volokh is also an Academic Affiliate for the Mayer Brown LLP law firm.