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    Student Free Speech and Tinker v. Des Moines Anniversary

    Fifty years ago, on February 24, 1969, the Supreme Court decided in Tinker v. Des Moines that students do not lose their First Amendment rights on school grounds. The court ruled in favor…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Tinker v. Des Moines

    Mary Beth Tinker and Erik Jaffe talked about Tinker v. Des Moines, the 1969 Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled 7-2 that students do not lose their First Amendment rights at school.…

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    Students' First Amendment Rights

    The Newseum hosted a discussion on students' First Amendment rights. Mary Beth Tinker was one of the featured speakers and talked to students about the importance of speaking out peacefully for a…

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    40th Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision on Student Speech

    A discussion was held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker et al. v. Des Moines Independent Community School District et al.. The case involved three pupils who were suspended from public school…