Published: March 24, 2021
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the government from infringing upon individuals' freedom of speech in most public settings. Through the Fourteenth Amendment, state and local governments in Utah are required to guarantee these constitutional freedoms and promises. Students retain free speech rights in schools and at school-sponsored events. Schools may, however, place limitations on those rights beyond those that the government may impose outside of school.
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