Tinker standard

Court Grants Preliminary Relief to Student Wearing T-shirts about Gun Ownership and Weapons

A public high school student in Wisconsin engaged in protected expression when he wore t-shirts with images of and messages about guns and gun ownership to his school, a federal
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Cheerleader’s silence not ‘disruptive’

Can a silent cheerleader disrupt school activities? Is there a legitimate educational reason to punish a student for refusing to cheer for her alleged attacker? These questions form the basis
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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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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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