Expert: Nathaniel Yu ‘most successful student speech plaintiff in U.S. history’
DANVILLE, Calif., April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has settled a case involving First Amendment and Due Process claims brought by former student body president Nathaniel Yu. As part of the agreement, the district will pay $665,000 and apologize for “negative effects, disruption, and emotional distress” suffered by Mr. Yu and his family.
First Amendment scholar and former Student Press Law Center Executive Director, Frank LoMonte, has followed this case closely and describes it as “the largest settlement amount surrounding student free speech cases,” adding, “it makes Nathaniel the most successful student speech plaintiff in U.S. history.”
“The landmark settlement figure sends a strong message to public school officials throughout the