The Tinker siblings, including Mary Beth, revisited Des Moines schools on the 50th anniversary of their armband protest to speak to students about their freedom of expression rights.
SPLC's Frank LoMonte and Mike Hiestand wrote articles for the law journal about free speech in schools today, particularly what they see as a worrisome trend of schools' control of students' online speech.
The plaintiffs in the landmark Tinker student-speech case are asking the Supreme Court to accept, and reverse, a California case finding no First Amendment violation in a school's decision to ban American flag logo apparel that the school claimed might worsen ethnic tensions.
Mary Beth Tinker and Mike Hiestand's magical journey across America is winning national recognition for igniting a much-needed dialogue about the importance of protecting students against censorship.Launched on Constitution Day 2013, the Tinker Tour is a nationwide First Amendment awareness campaign bringing the landmark student-speech case, Tinker v.
Exciting news today for Mary Beth Tinker and Mike Hiestand, who are among the recipients of this year's Hugh M.
For 10 weeks last fall, Mary Beth Tinker and Mike Hiestand traveled the country in an RV, talking with students about free speech. They found an audience of teens “hungry for support and encouragement.”
"Inspiring." "Powerful." "Life changing." That's what young people across America had to say when Mary Beth Tinker's magical freedom bus came through their towns.There was understandable skepticism when Mary Beth and her attorney "copilot," Mike Hiestand, announced plans for a nationwide tour to reignite young people's passion for the First Amendment.
On my third day on the job at the Student Press Law Center, I got a phone call from Mary Beth Tinker.
The Constitution lets people speak up and say things that are unpopular, Mary Beth Tinker told a crowd of students and teachers gathered in the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
We have many miles to go before America is a safe place for kids to talk about what's on their minds.