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Tinker, Take Two

Two legendary figures in the ongoing fight for student free speech rights are asking the Supreme Court to revisit this thorny area of First Amendment jurisprudence. John and Mary Beth Tinker were petitioners forty-six years...more

DWT Asked To Serve As Legal Counsel for Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project

Constitution Day 2013 was a pretty bad day for the Constitution on our public university campuses. That was the day that Robert Van Tuinen of Modesto Junior College in California was prevented from passing out copies of the...more

Last Word on “Boobie” Bracelets From the U.S. Supreme Court

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request by the Easton Area School District in Pennsylvania to declare the “I ? Boobies” bracelets as lewd and unacceptable in school. The prior ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals...more

The Pledge Of Allegiance . . . Translated?

Standing in class, staring up at the American flag, placing your right hand over your heart, and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, this is a memory we can all recall from childhood. Recently, however, a cloud of controversy...more

Elvis Presley Song Lyrics Causing Trouble In 2013?

Elvis Presley certainly stirred up controversy in the 1950s but who would have thought that his songs would create an uproar in 2013. A Utah school district nearly canceled a production of “All Shook Up” after finding that...more

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