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Tinker vs Des Moines

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Rina L

on 9 May 2014

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Transcript of Tinker vs Des Moines

WHAT WE THINK!! Tinker v. Des Moines By Rina Lu and Nimesha Meegalla The Lawsuit At first, the Tinkers sued the school to the U.S District Court
Said school violated their freedom of speech
Tinkers lose :( The Supreme Court Case: In the Town of Des Moines, Illinois Tinker v. Des Moines Their Thoughts Supreme Court Case After losing in District court, students sued to the Supreme Court.
During this time period, it wasn't clear if students rights to free speech were the same as an adult's rights.
Symbolic Speech The Big Decision The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Tinkers
It was a 7 to 2 vote.
The Court says, "Students don't shed their constitutional rights at the school house gates."
Students have free speech rights as well, so long as it does not disrupt class Citations A Bit of Background: In 1965, some students decided to wear black armbands to school.

What's so bad about an armband? (others reactions)

What the school thinks

Despite the school's rule, they wore the armbands and were faced with suspension until they would take off the armbands

The Christmas Truce BY NIMESHA AND RINA Dudley Gold, Susan. Tinker v. Des Moines:
Free Speech for Students. Tarrytown: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2007. Print.
"Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) Student
Speech, Symbolic Speech." Street Law. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.
DIST." The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Oyez, Inc, n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.
Hicks, Aubrey. Debating the Issues: Students rights. NY: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2011. Print. A CASE ABOUT STUDENT RIGHTS AND FREE SYMBOLIC SPEECH Controversial Circumstances Controversial Circumstances The people involved, Mary Beth Tinker, John F Tinker, and Christopher Eckhardt were students
People had different opinions on the Vietnam War
First Amendment was questioned
Symbolic Speech Significance Student rights and right to symbolic speech is clarified
Referenced by other cases involving student rights
Allows students to practice free speech within school
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