Brandi Levy, a cheerleader that is former Mahanoy Area High School in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania and an integral figure in a major U.S. case about free message, poses in a undated photograph provided by the United states Civil Liberties Union.
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April 23 (Reuters) – Two times after Mahanoy region senior School in Pennsylvania held its cheerleading tryouts, ninth-grader Brandi Levy was still fuming about being passed over for an area on the varsity squad.
While a younger woman had been selected for varsity, Levy was dealing with another year relegated to your junior varsity cheer squad. That Saturday afternoon in might 2017 – standing not on college grounds however in the Cocoa Hut convenience store in Mahanoy City into the state’s coal nation – Levy pulled away her cellphone and, plus a buddy, raised her center little finger to the digital camera.