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(Opposing Views)   A court has ruled that school districts can't ban "I heart boobies" bracelets. God bless the American judicial system   (opposingviews.com) divider line 4
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2013-08-06 04:56:58 PM
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gfid: AverageAmericanGuy: Just ban all bracelets. Duh.

They had already done that.

FTA: The case began a year ago when two middle school students, Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, filed suit after being suspended for defying their school's ban on the bracelets.

Also, check this part out:

"It explicitly says school children talk about important things, and when they (do) ... that's the kind of speech we want to protect and promote,"

What? I thought the whole idea of Free Speech was to protect speech that might be unpopular, not just speech that we want to "promote".

So what happens when some kid wears a bracelet that says "Jesus died for your sins" or maybe a t-shirt that says "No blood for oil"?

Well, we don't want to promote that kind of speech, do we?


Yea, IANAL but this really seems like an odd ruling.  "I like this kind of speech so it's ok."?

I thought there really was no right to free speech in schools.  Schools are bound to the rules they apply fairly and do not discriminate.
2013-08-06 12:35:06 PM
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sniderman: That does it. I'm printing up a bunch of t-shirts that say  "I (heart) A Finger Up My Ass" to raise prostate cancer awareness.


How about this angle?


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2013-08-06 07:38:50 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy: Just ban all bracelets. Duh.


They had already done that.

FTA: The case began a year ago when two middle school students, Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, filed suit after being suspended for defying their school's ban on the bracelets.

Also, check this part out:

"It explicitly says school children talk about important things, and when they (do) ... that's the kind of speech we want to protect and promote,"

What? I thought the whole idea of Free Speech was to protect speech that might be unpopular, not just speech that we want to "promote".

So what happens when some kid wears a bracelet that says "Jesus died for your sins" or maybe a t-shirt that says "No blood for oil"?

Well, we don't want to promote that kind of speech, do we?
2013-08-06 07:36:42 AM
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That does it. I'm printing up a bunch of t-shirts that say  "I (heart) A Finger Up My Ass" to raise prostate cancer awareness.
 
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