Harper v. Poway Unified School District Oral Argument

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the case of Harper v. Poway Unified School District in Pasadena,… read more

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the case of Harper v. Poway Unified School District in Pasadena, California. The case involved a high school student suspended for wearing a T-shirt that read “homosexuality is shameful” and references to biblical passages at an event hosted by the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance Club. Arguments focused on allowable speech in the classroom, civics education, and retaining decorum and discipline in schools.

Tyler Chase Harper, a high school student in San Diego, alleged his First Amendment speech was violated when he was suspended for refusing to take off a T-shirt that on the front read, “Be Ashamed” and “Our School Embraced What God Has Condemned,” and on the back read, “Homosexuality is Shameful” and “Romans 1:27.” He wore the T-shirt in April 2004 in protest of an event sponsored by the school. close

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Harper v. Poway Unified School District Oral Argument

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Program ID:
187077-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Pasadena, California, United States
First Aired:
Jun 7, 2005
Last Aired:
Jun 12, 2005

Airing Details

  • Jun 07, 2005 | 8:43am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 07, 2005 | 12:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 07, 2005 | 5:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 11, 2005 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 12, 2005 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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