Written Assignment #1 Case BriefsbyFelicia BeckworthEDL 720/CRN 33761School Law for AdministratorsNova Southeastern UniversityJanuary 2020
CASE #1Citation:Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 503(1969)Date Decided:February 24, 1969Vote:7-2 Chief Justices Warren, Douglas, Brennan, Stewart, White, Fortas and Marshall-Yes Chief Justices Black and Harlan-NoFacts of Case:In December of 1965 a group of students by the name of Christopher Eckhardt, Mary Beth Tinker and John Tinker decided to peacefully protest the Vietnam War at their high school. Their protest consisted of wearing a black arm band during the holiday season and fasting on December 16 and New Year’s Day. Christopher Eckhardt and Mary Beth Tinker entered the high school on December 16, 1965 wearing their armbands. Due to a rule created two days prior by principals who had gotten word that the protest was going to take place, the students were sent home because they would not remove the armbands. On December 17, 2016 John Tinker entered the school with is armband and was also sent home. The students were prohibited from entering the school until January 2, 1966 which was the day after the protest had ended. The students along with their parents sued the school district because they felt as if their right of expression was violated and they that they were inappropriately disciplined.
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Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution,
Tinker v. Des Moines, Marvin Pickering