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.
Tag: Juneau-Douglas High School
School district seeking to recover some costs from 'Bong Hits' plaintiff
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.
Supreme Court rules in 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' case
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.
Free-speech advocates see silver lining to Supreme Court decision
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.
Supreme Court will hear 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' case
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.
Supreme Court urged to review 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' case
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.
Suspension for 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' poster violated student's rights, court says
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.
'Bong Hits for Jesus' case goes to appeal
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.