Tinker V. Des Moines Case Brief

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What is the Tinker V. Des Moines case? The Tinker v. Des Moines case is a decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined the constitutional rights of students that are in public schools. “This case took place in 1969 when students from three schools wore black arm bands to school in order to protest the Vietnam War,”( "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community”) This ended when the principle found out what the black arm bands stood for and that they would have to be suspended if they wore them to school again. “The first amendment explains the rights of the students and teachers.” (The principles didn’t want the students wearing them to school because it could become disruptive. The principal said that "the students were asked to take them off and if they didn’t then they…show more content…
“There were only a few students out of eighteen thousand students that actually wore the arm bands.”(Hall, Kermit) This was taken up to court for the court to stop the wearing of the arm bands because with kids saying things to the kids with them on it could eventually lead to arguments and such witch would then lead to disruptment. “Some people may argue and say that it is their right to wear the black arm bands to school do to their strong political views,”( "Conspiracy and the First Amendment”). “The only problem that happened in court is that they didn’t have enough evidence to prove that it would cause disruptment to others,” ("Tinker v. Des Moines"). In conclusion students had the right to wear the arm bands to school because they didn’t have enough evidence to prove that it would cause a disruptment to others. “The court couldn't stop the wearing of the arm bands because of the first amendment,” ("Conspiracy and the First Amendment”). Students were then able to go back to school and were allowed to wear
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