Results for: tinker v des moines

Tinker after 50: A Historic Ruling Still Relevant After All These Years

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court protected the ability of public school students from Des Moines, Iowa, to wear black peace armbands to protest the Vietnam War, recognizing the importance of student First Amendment rights.
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The Case of Manuel Duran Ortega Deserves Close Examination

While these criminal charges were dropped, local officials turned Duran Ortega over to the Department of Homeland Security. Duran Ortega left El Salvador in 2006 and escaped into the United States.  He had to leave El Salvador because a rival television station convinced law enforcement in El Salvador to arrest him on trumped-up charges.
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Clothing, dress codes & uniforms

By David L. Hudson Jr., First Amendment Scholar, and Mahad Ghani, First Amendment Center Fellow Last updated: September 18, 2017 One constitutional controversy in public schools today concerns mandatory school uniforms
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Tinkers Talk of Their Historic Case, Importance of Student Free Speech

In a presentation in Boston before a group of teachers from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, the Tinkers explained their story, including how they came to be inspired to support the peace movement.
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The FOI Act at 50: Still going despite tension, challenges

On Independence Day 50 years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson reluctantly signed into law the Freedom of Information Act. President Johnson thought it was terrible legislation and considered a veto after it was passed by Congress
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Case of Student Rapper Deserves Close Examination

The case of a former high school student from Mississippi punished for a rap song he created off-campus and posted online has the potential to be the most significant K-12 student speech case in several years.
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Controversial Transit Ads: Destination, U.S. Supreme Court?

The U.S. Supreme Court may well wade into the troubled waters of advertising on city transportation if it decides to review a case involving the rejection of highly charged political ads in Boston.
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Student litigants reflect on Tinker case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “Kids do better when their rights are respected,” Mary Beth Tinker told an audience of students, educators, scholars and others at a student-speech symposium at the University
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Public employees deserve protection when they testify

In Garcetti v. Ceballos, the Court said public employees retain free-speech rights on the job only when they speak as citizens.
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School officials should remember lessons of Tinker

Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that public school officials could not punish students for expression that didn’t cause a substantial disruption or material interference with school activities.
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