Tinker V. Des Moines Schools Case Study

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This case Tinker v. Des Moines Schools was a very interesting case argued in 1968. A lawsuit was filed against the school after three students, Two of which in high school and one in middle school were suspended from school. The school suspended the students for wearing black armbands protesting the Vietnam war. Two other students wore armbands, but were in elementary school and weren't suspended. The students were fifteen year old John Tinker, sixteen year old Christopher Eckhardt, and thirteen year old Mary Beth Tinker. The school heard of the students plan, and on December 14th the principals decided on a new policy that anyone wearing armbands would be suspended until they returned without the armband. The students, who know of the new

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