Mary Beth Tinker was a 13-year-old junior high school student in December 1965 when she and a group of students decided to wear black armbands to school to protest the war in Vietnam. The school board got wind of the protest and passed a preemptive ban. When Mary Beth arrived at school on December 16, she was asked to remove the armband. When she refused, she was sent home. Four other students were suspended, including her brother John Tinker and Chris Eckhardt. The students were told they could not return to school until they agreed to remove their armbands (ACLU). With their parents, they sued the school for violating their first amendment. When many kids get into high school/middle school, they realize their amendments and what freedoms they have. Mary Tinker decided to express hers. When she was sent home for wearing an …show more content…
She decided to sue the school with the help of her parents and they had a strong case. The school violated the first amendment of the kids and they have the right to express their own feelings. The kids had a right to have certain feelings on the war that was going on in Vietnam. The first amendment is available to everyone and does not go away when you enter certain places. Mary Tinker had a strong case for her freedom of expression. She had the right to wear the armband and the school was violating her freedom of expression.
The school violated the kids first amendment and did not let them express their feelings in school. The First Amendment clearly states, It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely (LII). When the kids enter the school, their rights are not taken away from them and they can use their rights at any time. When the kids come to school everyday, they do not leave their rights outside the door and get them after they leave the school’s
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Since giving freedom to the students is good, the Tinkers should not have been suspended for wearing the black armbands. John and Mary Beth tinker should had been allowed to wear a black armbands to school protesting the Vietnam War, which include symbolic speech, and that giving freedom to students will help students have a more successful
The wore black armbands in a protest against the government policies during the Vietnam war. The Tinkers tries to fight the suspension with the district court but the district court was in favor with the school so the Thinkers had to take it further. The next step was to take it to the supreme court. The tinkers took it to the Supreme court and the majority vote wat that it was unconstitutional for the school to
I also feel that this case set an unwritten law that strip searches on school grounds are unlawful. This case not only made the public aware of specific guidelines involving strip searches but it also gave lower courts a set of guidelines to use for future cases involving these type of
The Tinker versus Des Moines court case involved three minors, John Tinker, Mary Beth Tinker and Christopher Eckhart. These three wore black armbands to their schools to protest the Vietnam War and were suspended following this action. Circuit courts and the Court of Appeals in Iowa ruled that the black armbands were inappropriate attire for school. This case was then brought to a higher-up court. Eventually, this case was brought before the Supreme Court.
GOSS v. LOPEZ, Supreme Court of the United States, 1975. 419 U.S. 565, 95 S.Ct. 729, 42, L.Ed.2d 725 deals with students that were suspended. The Columbus Ohio Public School System (CPSS) was sued by students. Nine students claimed that they were suspended without being given a hearing before their suspension, or even after their suspensions were over.
FACTS: Jenny Stracner an employee of the Laguna Beach Police Department was told by several people that there several vehicles were seen in front of Greenwoods resident and the vehicles were only there for a couple of minutes. Stracner investigated these claims by staking out the residence and witnessing the vehicles at the residence for herself. After staking out the residence, she asked the garbage man to isolate garbage picked up and Greenwoods residence and hand them over to her. While looking through Greenwoods trash, Stracner located evidence that led her to believe Greenwood was involved with drugs. Stracner then received a search warrant and found large amounts of cocaine and other substance in the residence.
Per 3 Goss Vs. Lopez Supreme Court Case On October 15, 1975 Nine students were suspended from Central High School from Columbus, Ohio. They had destroyed school property and disrupting students from learning and were suspended for 10 days. One of the students amoung them was Dwight Lopez.
However, on the 16th and 17th the petitioners wore their armbands and refused to remove them leading to their suspension. The students did not return to school until after their planned protest period was over. The petitioner’s fathers then filed a complaint that asked for an
The farmers of the Constitution feared that the American government would abuse their power similar to governments they dealt with in their past. With this in mind, the farmers of the Constitution created unalienable rights for all American citizens to protect us. Public entities are not sanctioned to dismiss rights of people/students whenever they see fit. Consequently, when the state decides to empower public school officials to suspend students without a hearing or notice they are entering in illegal territory.
Citation: Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969) Facts: In Des Moines, Iowa, a group of individuals met at a home to discuss ways to protest the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. The group decided beginning on December 16th and lasting until New Year’s Day, the members of the group would fast and wear black armbands to show their opposition to the war. School officials became aware of the students’ protest and implemented a policy that any student wearing a black armband would be asked to remove it. If the students did not remove the armband, then the student would be suspended.
Kylie, an 8-year-old elementary student in New Jersey, was suspended for wearing the wrong shade of green to school. Her school district said that they did not feel as if her shirt was dark enough to match the other children. In another article called Gurl, a 12-year-old named Elizabeth Cary has been banned from wearing her rosary because it supports a “Gang.” Being a 12-year-old, you shouldn’t be aware of what a gang is and your school should not accuse you of being in one, just because of what you decide to wear represents you and what you believe in. In a recent interview with Elizabeth, she says that she no idea of what a gang is and has no understanding of why the school won 't let her wear her rosary
It may seem a little invasive, but schools are permitted to use drug dogs to sniff out contraband during unannounced, random searches and it becomes a controversial problem for all. The use of drug-sniffing dogs in schools is permitted because students do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the school and school search did not go against the Fourth Amendment, which is the right of people to be secure in their personal spaces houses and papers. While drug dogs are becoming more and more commonplace in our public schools and to maintaining a drug-dog program can cost district estimates $12,000 and $36,000 every year. Drug dog must go through a long period of time of training and drug dogs are not dangerous to people, but instead it protects people. Without reservation, we must know the history background, advantages, and disadvantages of having a drug dog searches.
In 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District upheld the right to freedom of speech of students to protest the Vietnam war by wearing black armbands. The case explained the problem that “students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” (Student) As students, we are free to express ourselves through what we wear. As students, we have every right to proclaim our beliefs
Being able to choose what to wear is a right students are allowed to have, but schools are constantly trying to change that. Religious wear is not being accepted as part of the dress code causing problems between the school and the student whose identity is being taken away from them along with the boy who could not stand trying to be like everyone and ended his own life. Down to the basic right as a human to experience life just as anyone else has. There are many more reason as to why schools should allow students to dress how they want to, but these three reasons provide all of the points needed. Overall, schools should get rid of the dress codes enforced and allow the students to explore their