Case Study: Joseph Frederick V. Juneau-Douglas High School

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: Joseph Frederick a high school student filed suit in District Court under 42 U.S.C. §1983, alleging violation of his First Amendment rights by the school board and Deborah Morse, the principal of his high school. The District Court granted summary judgment for the school board and Morse. Frederick appealed to the Ninth Circuit and the District Court’s decision was reversed. Morse appealed and Certiorari was granted. Facts: On January 24, 2002 the Olympic Torch Relay passed through Juneau, Alaska while school was in session. The principal Deborah Morse decided to allow staff and students to participate in the torch relay as an approved social event trip or class trip. Frederick who was a student at Juneau-Douglas High School (JDHS) arrived

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