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    The court said you can't have signs with a pro-drug message. I wonder if the school principal would have kicked out a guy who unfurled a Joe Camel advertisement.

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    I thought that the issue was free speech - this was not a school event and not illegal, so did the school have authority to punish them for what they did or said outside of the school.


    OK, I see this now:
    "The incident occurred in January 2002 just outside school grounds when the Olympic torch relay was moving through the Alaska capital on its way to the Salt Lake City, Utah, Winter Games.

    Though he was standing on a public sidewalk, the school argued Frederick was part of a school-sanctioned event, because students were let out of classes and accompanied by their teachers."
    I guess it does reflect badly on the school then.
    Last edited by BonnieJ2; 06-25-2007 at 12:40 PM.
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    Default Re: Bong Hits 4 Jesus takes a Hit from SCt.

    The school argued this was a school event because the kids were let out to attend (the Olympic torch relay) and were supervised by teachers. The Court accepted their argument (see excerpt below)

    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...0&invol=06-278

    " (a) Frederick's argument that this is not a school speech case is rejected. The event in question occurred during normal school hours and was sanctioned by Morse as an approved social event at which the district's student-conduct rules expressly applied. Teachers and administrators were among the students and were charged with supervising them. Frederick stood among other students across the street from the school and directed his banner toward the school, making it plainly visible to most students. Under these circumstances, Frederick cannot claim he was not at school. Pp. 5-6."
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    You're quick, Matclone. I thought I could ammend my post before anyone responded.
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    Default Re: Bong Hits 4 Jesus takes a Hit from SCt.

    Your question was reasonable and that was a key issue: whether the incident constituted school speech. The Court found it was, but if they had determined otherwise, then you're probably right, it would have been a free speech issue. In other words, the kid probably can run around in a shirt that says Bong Hits 4 Jesus (whatever his intent in doing so) so long as he isn't at a school event.

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    Default Re: Bong Hits 4 Jesus takes a Hit from SCt.

    Bong Hits for Jesus?

    HA!

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    Bong hit? Anything for Jesus I guess.
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