After nearly seven years of litigation, including adecision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the high school free speech battle knowninformally as "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" is over.
The former Juneau-Douglas High School student whofought his suspension for holding up a "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" bannerduring an off-campus event is being asked to reimburse the school district forabout $5,000 in court fees.
The Supreme Court ruled June 25 in the"Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case that schools do not violate astudent's First Amendment free-speech rights by punishing speech thatappears to promote drugs at a school-sanctioned event.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Many of the nation's free-speech advocates are focusing on what they call the silver lining to Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Morse v. Frederick.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday that it will hear a student freedom of expression case that involves a high school student’s right to display a banner at an off-campus event.
School district officials in Alaska have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal court of appeals ruling concerning censorship of a student's drug-referencing banner, with a little help from former Whitewater special council Kenneth Starr.
Ahigh school student's First Amendment rights were violated when hisprincipal suspended him for holding a ''Bong Hits 4 Jesus'' banner ata parade near his school, a unanimous three-judge panel of a federal appealscourt ruled Friday.
Frederick has filed suit against the school for violating his First Amendment rights. In 2003, a federal district court ruled in favor of the school after determining the parade was a school-sponsored event.