Judge: Nursing student waived free-speech rights in blog post case

A Louisville nursing student described a live birth in vivid detail on her blog

A former University of Louisville nursing student waived her rights to free speech by signing an honor code that included a non-disclosure requirement, so she can’t collect damages for being dismissed from school over a blog post, a federal judge has ruled.

Nina Yoder “had no constitutional right” to blog information about a live birth she witnessed as part of a childbearing course because of the confidentiality agreement, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III wrote in an April 2 decision.

“Because Yoder herself agreed not to publicly disseminate the information she posted on the internet, she is not entitled to now claim that she had a constitutional right to do so,” Simpson wrote.…Read More