Supreme Court Case - 2

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  • The Supreme Court The Tinker Case
  • Okay class! Today we will looking over a Supreme Court case!
  • I take you to a classroom discussing  The Supreme Court Tinker Case.
  • The Supreme Court The Tinker Case
  • In December 1969, John and Mary Beth Tinker and their friend Chris Eckhardt wore black armbands to school to protest the war in Vietnam. School Officials, furious, told them to remove the armbands and suspended them when they didn't comply.
  • The Supreme Court The Tinker Case
  • John, Chris, and Mary and their parents sued the school district, claiming that this was a violation of their First Amendment, the right to freedom of speech. The Supreme Court sided with the students, claiming students and teachers don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate,".
  • The Supreme Court The Tinker Case
  • The Court did not, however, grant students an unlimited right to self-expression. It said First Amendment guarantees must be balanced against a school's need to keep order: As long as an act of expression doesn't disrupt classwork or school activities or invade the rights of others, it's acceptable.
  • The Supreme Court The Tinker Case
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