First Amendment in Schools

A panel discussion was held on the exercising of First Amendment rights in schools. Topics included: how the First Amendment applies… read more

A panel discussion was held on the exercising of First Amendment rights in schools. Topics included: how the First Amendment applies to public schools; how First Amendment freedoms differ between public and private schools; pivotal court cases such as Tinker v. Des Moines School Dist. and Westside Community Schools v. Mergens, 393 U.S. 503 (1969), and The Equal Access Act and how they affect schools today; and how courts balance a school official’s First Amendment rights against the interest of the school system. The panelists responded to questions from the students in the audience. close

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First Amendment in Schools

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Program ID:
194949-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 20, 2006
Last Aired:
Oct 25, 2006

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  • Oct 20, 2006 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 25, 2006 | 11:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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