Scary Scenario J-Vandalism Arrest - Ruling The courts have...

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Charles’s Analysis *No flowchart, apply Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) apply Bethel v. Fraser (1986) Precedent: Schools can’t prohibit students from expressing opinion unless it threatens substantially to disrupt school discipline or the rights of others. Educators can prohibit offensively lewd and indecent speech in order to protect minors from exposure to such content. (alternative) Were Anthony Meyer's First Amendment rights violated? Yes, Anthony’s rights were violated since the school failed to show and prove levels of serious disruption. No, Anthony’s rights were not violated. In fact, the outcome would have remained the same, upholding the suspension due to the spraypainting of phallic symbols. (alternative)
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Unformatted text preview: Ruling: The courts have ruled students do have First Amendment rights on school grounds. Therefore, in this particular case, Anthony Meyer's First Amendment rights were violated. McLomas High School has the burden of showing and providing clear evidence that there is a legitimate disruption affecting the school's and its discipline. It is Mr. Meyer’s protected right speech regardless of the phallic paintings on school grounds. Although students do have their First Amendment rights on school grounds, this does not apply as the school was punishing Meyer’s of defacing school property in addition to his lewd and indecent phallic symbols. (alternative)...
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  • Spring '15
  • EmilyErickson
  • Communications, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, amendment rights, Bethel School District v. Fraser, Anthony Meyer

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