Tinker Vs. Des Moines Independent Community School District Case Study

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The case of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District is an important piece of history regarding the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and how it applies to students ' right to freedom of speech. The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech", and the Supreme Court has the job to judge whether or not the laws violate the Constitutional Amendments.

The case was the result of three students suspended from school for wearing armbands protesting the Vietnam War. According the U.S. Supreme Court, students do not shed their rights as American citizens when the students enter the school, leading the students to wear what they desire as long as it does not disrupt class. The

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