December 18, 2022

Free Speech and the Pennsylvania Cheerleader

NOTE: This episode contains some profanity. Listener discretion is advised.

In May 2017, a high school cheerleader took to Snapchat to vent about her cheerleading squad. Her profanity-laced message soon made its way around the school, resulting in a suspension from the team.

What followed is a civil court case that made its way all the way up to The US Supreme Court.

Edited & narrated by:  Jillian Jalali

Written by: Joseph Flatley, Matt Stroud, and Jillian Jalali

Researched by: Nicole Gusmerotti

Music in this episode:

Original music, scoring, and editing by: Kory Hilpmann

SoundStripe Audio Credit:
Loaves & Fish: Cody Martin
The Bellagio: Dresden, The Flamingo
Autumn Wonder: CJ-0
The Skeptic: CJ-0
Present Day: CJ-0

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