Student Free-Speech Rights Limited

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court tightened limits on student speech Monday, ruling against a high school student and his 14-foot-long “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” banner.
Schools may prohibit student expression that can be interpreted as advocating drug use, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court in a 5-4 ruling.
Joseph Frederick unfurled his homemade sign on a winter morning in as the Olympic torch made its way through Juneau, Alaska, en route to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Frederick said the banner was a nonsensical message that he first saw on a snowboard. He intended the banner to proclaim his right to say anything at all.

Supreme Court Update – Student Free-Speech Rights Limited
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2 thoughts on “Supreme Court Update – Student Free-Speech Rights Limited

  • Hey, wasn’t there a third one? Just caught a little blip on the radio this morning about 3 Supreme Court decisions:

    1) Changing McCain Feingold (Yaaay)
    2) Limiting Free-Speech as it pertains to “encouraging drug use”
    3) ??? They weren’t talking about the District Court about the guy with the pants, were they?

  • No. There was actually eight decisions to be handed down by the USSC but I haven’t researched the other cases.

    The pants case was a district court case, but the judge should have dismissed that case before trial instead of dragging those poor Korean immigrants through the mud (and breaking thier bank account).

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