The United States Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a case raising the issue of schools' authority to punish students for wearing protest armbands.
The Watson Chapel School District has filed apetition to have the United States Supreme Court decide the legality ofpunishing students for wearing protest armbands.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals uphelda lower court's decision saying students who protested their school district'suniform policy in 2006 had a right to do so under the First Amendment.
ARKANSAS -- A school district that punished students who wore black armbands to protest the district's uniform policy violated the students' First Amendment rights, a federal judge ruled, but a jury awarded no damages to the students.