student expression

It’s elementary, children have First Amendment rights too

The First Amendment sets no age limit. Its text says that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” It has no “adults only” modifier. It protects
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Hazelwood used to justify cap-and-gown requirement

Public school students’ graduation garb is school-sponsored speech, which gives school officials authority to impose uniform cap-and-gown requirements on students. That’s the lesson of an interesting South Dakota case in
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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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How free is student speech?

Perhaps no area of First Amendment law contains so many unresolved questions as that involving the free-speech rights of K-12 public school students. Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court
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School shootings, creative writing & free speech

When public school students pen violent-themed creative writing, administrators are faced not only with the problem of addressing potentially troubled youth but also with a classic test of their commitment
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Adam Porter’s case: epitome of overreaction in Columbine age

In April 1999, the nation mourned the horrific tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in which students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on their classmates, teachers
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