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GA Judge Holds Up Student’s Right to Be Heard

May 8, 2019
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GA Judge Holds Up Student’s Right to Be Heard

The First Amendment rights of students continue to be a topic of litigation fifty years after the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (you can read about Tinker and subsequent cases here). April 2019, in K.B. v. DeKalb County School Dist., a federal district court in Georgia allowed a high school student’s lawsuit claiming violation of…

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Daring Works, Community Standards, and Obscenity – A Legal Perspective

March 11, 2019
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Daring Works, Community Standards, and Obscenity – A Legal Perspective

Editorial Note: This article originally appeared on CreatorLaw.com. Due the complex nature of obscenity laws, we thought it would be interesting for CBLDF readers to get further insight into what these standards mean. To understand how the complexity can be easily misunderstood, even by those that write legislation, check out a CBLDF.org article about a…

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50 Years After Tinker, Erosion is Evident

March 1, 2019
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50 Years After Tinker, Erosion is Evident

In recent months, free speech within schools has come to the forefront as districts abandoned their own policies for reviewing educational materials; efforts to ban books have increased; and, in one instance, a student was arrested after refusing to recite the pledge of allegiance in class. February marked the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker…

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