Tinker Vs. Des Moines Independent School District (1969)
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On December 1965, three students, by the names of John Tinker, Mary Beth Tinker, and Chris Eckhardt, wore black armbands to protest the war against VIetnam
School officials told them to remove the armbands, but the kids refused too. Thus, they were supspended
The parents of the kids sued the school district claiming a violation to the first amendment.
The Supreme Court ended up siding with the students' rights to the first amendment.
Even though the Supreme Court sided with the students, they were still limited to the extent of their freedom of speech because...
Despite the majority of the Supreme Court voting in favor of the students, some dissenters of the majority were worried that their self-expression would disrupt class work and invade the right of other.
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