Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Morse v Frederick Case Decision on Student Free Speech

Morse v Frederick

Morse v Frederick


Author James Foster explains the arguments and decision of the Morse v Frederick Supreme Court case.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Which different appeals did Joe Frederick attempt prior to reaching the Supreme Court? What was the basis for those appeals, and what were the results of each?
  • What was the landmark Supreme Court case for student free speech? Explain the issue of that case and the Supreme Court decision.
  • Explain the balance between students’ rights and school authority. Which side was favored in that balance just prior to *Morse v. Frederick*?
  • What was the decision of the Supreme Court in *Morse v. Frederick*? Explain the reasoning for the decision.
  • Do you agree with the Supreme Court decision in this case? Defend your position citing facts from the case and the Constitution.



    • 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals
    • Appeal
    • Criminal Trespass
    • En Banc
    • Landmark Case
    • Monetary Damages
    • Precedent
    • Summary Judgment
    • Superintendent Of Schools
    • Suspension
    • Tinker Vs. Des Moines
    • Us District Court


    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesConstitutional FoundationJudicial BranchSupreme Court CasesU.S. History


    High SchoolUniversity