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Tinker v. Des Moines
Updated: 10/19/2020
Tinker v. Des Moines
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  • Tinker v. Does Moines
  • 1969
  • Background Information
  • Kids at a school in Des Moines decided to wear arm bands to protest America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • Arguments
  • The school argued that, since the students were minors, they had no right to protest.
  • The students’ parents argued that they had the freedom of expression and speech, just as adults do.
  • Ruling
  • The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the students, saying that they still had the freedom of expression, despite the fact that they were minors.
  • Connected Amendment
  • 1st Amendment: this case proved that the freedom of speech and expression applies to everyone
  • Impact
  • This case upheld the freedom of expression, even in children.
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