HJohnston- Practice Online Research-Unit 2

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Running Head: PA201 UNIT 2 PRACTICE ONLINE RESEARCH 1 PA201- Unit 2 Assignment – Practice Online Research Heather Johnston Kaplan University September 05, 2016
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PA201 UNIT 2 PRACTICE ONLINE RESEARCH 2 Tinker v. Des Moines Sch. Dist. , 89 U.S. 503 (1969) This case takes place in December of 1965 involving a group of adults and students that attended school in the Des Moines school district. The group decided to exercise their First Amendment rights to peacefully protest to the hostilities in Vietnam and advocate for a truce. They chose to wear black arm bands and would fast on December 16 and New Year’s Eve to support their decisions. The school principal became aware of the situation and quickly adopted a policy that would allow the principal to ask the group to remove the arm bands or be suspended until they returned without the arm band. The group was aware of the new policy at the school, but still wore the arm bands. All participants that wore the arm bands were sent home from school and did not return until after New Year’s Day. The fathers of the suspended students filed a complaint in the United States District Court under 42 U.S.C.A.§1983, Civil action for deprivation of right. The complaint asked for an injunction against disciplining the students for exercising their right to Freedom of Speech, located in the First Amendment and Freedom of Expression located in the Fourteenth Amendment. The complaint was dismissed by the District Court because they found that the school officials took necessary action to prevent a disturbance in school. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case and granted certiorari. The United
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  • Spring '16
  • Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, practice online research, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, Leilani Capp

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