The US Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in favor of the girl who sued the Department of Justice for violating her First Amendment rights by allowing her to be bullied in school, despite the fact that the bullies are from a country that does not honor its national anthem.
The case is the first of its kind in the US and was brought by a 16-year-old girl named Alexis Taylor.
She sued the school district in the case of a bullying incident in which she said she was kicked out of her high school for being “too fat” in the school gym and was forced to wear a “skinny-jeaned skirt” to school.
The lawsuit alleges that in her class the bullies yelled at her and “bullied her into not showing her breasts.”
She said the bullying also led to her being called a “fat pig” and “tranny” by classmates.
Taylor, who is a senior at West Virginia State University in Morgantown, said the school punished her for being overweight in the gym and by her own parents for “forcing her to wear the same clothes she wears at home.”
The school also “frequently” refused to let her wear her dress to school because she was wearing a skirt, Taylor said in the lawsuit.
The school’s refusal to let Taylor wear a skirt was based on the fact she was “obviously overweight,” according to the complaint.
Taylor is suing the school on behalf of herself and her family members and says the school violated the students First Amendment right to free speech by allowing the bullying to continue.
The district argued in its filing that Taylor was protected under the First Amendment by the First and 14th Amendments, as well as due process rights under the Equal Protection Clause.
The school did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.
The girl’s lawsuit was dismissed in September.
But in her motion for summary judgment, Taylor’s attorneys said the district should not have to pay Taylor for damages as she did not receive a fair trial because of the bullying and because she had no evidence of bullying that would have been enough to merit a jury trial.
The court did not rule on the merits of the case, but the school did say it would appeal the ruling.
The Supreme Court has yet to rule on a case like this, but some school districts have tried to fight back by changing the way they discipline students.
A number of high school students have taken their own lives in the last few years, and some schools have begun to offer a more inclusive environment for their students.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.