Tinker V Moines Case Study

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Tinker v. Des Moines the Court ruled that students have a right under First Amendment to wear black armbands while being in school. Since Susie Speeker held up a sign with message at the event promoting illegal drug use, Principal Pat Strickland suspended Susie for ten days. School’s policy allowed suspension only those who “use, advocate or promote the use of any illegal drug at a school function.” Susie’s intention by holding the sign was not to promote illegal drug use but because of her mother was a breast cancer survivor and they believe that marijuana should be legalized only for compassionate use.

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