Students at Iowa State University can produce and wear T-shirts with the university logo and a pot leaf, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled last month, reaffirming an earlier decision.
The First Amendment continues to prove confounding for those running public high schools in New Jersey where Morristown High School removed an art piece depicting President Trump as a pig holding an angry cat.
A teacher at a New Jersey high school was suspended this week after allegedly censoring photos and quotes in the school year book to remove references to Donald Trump.
Access to post and edit content to the online version of The Playwickian, the student newspaper at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has been revoked for more than a month after student editors decided not to publish the word Redskin in a news article, despite being directed to do so by the school’s principal.
When a student voices a personal opinion during school -- even during class -- that opinion is entitled to a high degree of First Amendment protection, and it may neither be proscribed nor punished absent concrete evidence that it provoked a disruptive reaction or was imminently likely to do so.That has been the law for some 44 years, since the Supreme Court decided Tinker v.
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has named its 2013 Jefferson Muzzle Award winners, and not surprisingly, quite a few of the dubious awards went to schools and policies that affect students.
As recently as 46 years ago, states could make it a crime for a white woman to marry a black man; now, we have the son of an interracial couple in the White House.