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Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2001
In a case involving parents' claims that a Louisiana district's uniform policy violated their children's 14th Amendment right to free speech, Fifth Circuit Judge Robert Parker sided with the school board. The board's legitimate interests in regulating student behavior outweighed students' legitimate interests concerning clothing choices. (MLH)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Court Litigation, Dress Codes, Elementary Secondary Education
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2001
In a Sixth Circuit Court decision, Judge Harry Welford concluded that the First Amendment did not prohibit an Ohio school district from banning Marilyn Manson T-shirts under the district's constitutional authority to regulate student speech (disruptive behavior) that conflicts with its basic educational mission. (MLH)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Dress Codes, Due Process, Freedom of Speech
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1986
Examines a United States Supreme Court decision upholding the Bethel, Washington, school district in disciplining a student for giving a sexually provocative speech. Refers to the 1969 decision in "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District," in which students had been suspended for wearing symbols of opposition to the…
Descriptors: Activism, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Nolte, M. Chester – American School Board Journal, 1974
The late 1960's have seen teachers and students gain rights in school that they had not had before. No longer can the administrator and the school board act as their own lawyer. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Due Process