Unformatted text preview: Question: Does a prohibition against the wearing of armbands in public school, as a form of symbolic protest, violate the First Amendment's freedom of speech protections? Conclusion: The wearing of armbands was "closely akin to 'pure speech'" and protected by the First Amendment. School environments imply limitations on free expression, but here the principals lacked justification for imposing any such limits. The principals had failed to show that the forbidden conduct would substantially interfere with appropriate school discipline. Decisions Decision: 7 votes for Tinker, 2 vote(s) against Legal provision: Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly...
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- Spring '10
- First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, Des Moines, John Tinker