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… read more

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. The case began In 1965 when five Des Moines, Iowa, students wore black arm bands to school to protest the war in Vietnam, violating local school policies. Ms. Tinker and Mr. Jaffe also responded to viewer phone calls and social media comments. Stefanie Wager, a social studies consultant for the Iowa Department of Education, spoke by phone about how the case is incorporated into schools in Iowa. Audio from oral argument in the case was played as well as an interview clip with co-petitioner John Tinker.

Ms. Tinker is a student free-speech activist and was one of the namesakes in the case. Mr. Jaffe is the chair Federalist Society’s Free Speech and Election Law Practice Group, has been involved in more than 100 cases before the Court, and a former clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas. close

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440875-1
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C-SPAN Specials
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Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 23, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 29, 2018 | 4:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Apr 23, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 23, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 24, 2018 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 29, 2018 | 4:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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