Legal Brief of Morse v Frederick

The Appeals Court decided that the principal and the school board violated the First Amendment rights of their student. pleads to the Supreme Court to overturn the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. the curriculum. The Court however felt that the confiscating of the banner and the suspension of the student was not a violation of the First Amendment. the Supreme Court stated students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. during a speech at a school assembly.Kuhlmeier. The counsels also referenced the Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier case. The student was disciplined for his actions by the school. Principal Morse and the school board. Frederick since they were unable to prove that the unfurling of the banner would lead to substantial disruption. The Supreme Court upheld the school s decision and stated the process of educating our youths for citizenship in public schools in not confined to books. The counsels also cited the case of Bethel School District v Fraser. Fraser.FACTS: The Petitioners. In this case. Frederick sued the school district after being having his banner confiscated and was suspended. for the school newspaper was omitted by the principal from . schools must teach by example the shared values of a civilized social order. During this hearing. made sexual innuendos. The message on the banner was Bong Hits 4 Jesus which the principal viewed as a message advocating the use of illegal drugs. Relevant Law: The counsels cited the previous cases of Tinker v Des Moines Independent Community School District where several students wore black armbands to protest the Vietnam War. a high school student. and the civics class. This unfurling of the banner took place at a school-sponsored outdoor activity. some of the content written by the student.

. the principal did not think it was wise or fair to print the story of a student criticizing her father for the divorce and her father not having an opportunity to defend himself.being published. it was the Supreme Court decision that the principal did not violate the student s First Amendment. Regarding the story of the divorce. HOLDING: In the case of Morse v Frederick. It was the principal s decision that the stories about teenage pregnancy and the divorce needed to be omitted as he did not want any chance of disclosing the identities of the students in the teen pregnancy stories.

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