Public school students don't lose their constitutional rights when they walk onto school property. This includes your expectation of privacy and the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. So, what does this mean when it comes to your Fourth Amendment rights as a student? And when is it okay or not okay for school administrators to search you? Here's what you should know.
Public school students generally have the same First Amendment rights to freedom of speech as everyone else when they're at school and during school activities. But the U.S. Supreme Court has carved out some exceptions when it comes to protecting student speech because of the need to provide a safe and orderly school environment. So when it comes to your First Amendment free speech rights, what can you say without getting in trouble at school?
Now that “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jen Shah has been sentenced, she's probably thinking about what she should do before serving 6.5 years in federal prison. While spending time with family and other loved ones is likely a priority, Shah should also make sure her financial affairs are in order by making a financial power of attorney (POA).