Monday, June 25, 2007

Supreme Court Shows Moral Sanity

The Supreme court reversed the 9th Circuit (again) in the case of students that thought it was a "freedom of speech" right to display a sign that read "Bong Hits for Jesus".

I will be posting updates and links soon.

Supreme Court Rules Against Student in 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' Case
Monday, June 25, 2007

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court tightened limits on student speech Monday, ruling against a high school student and his 14-foot-long "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner.
Schools may prohibit student expression that can be interpreted as advocating drug use, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court in a 5-4 ruling.

Click here to read the case information (FindLaw pdf)

Joseph Frederick unfurled his homemade sign on a winter morning in 2002, as the Olympic torch made its way through Juneau, Alaska, en route to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Frederick said the banner was a nonsensical message that he first saw on a snowboard. He intended the banner to proclaim his right to say anything at all........ LINK

Frederick may now understand that public funded institutions do not have to put up with the "free for all" language that crosses guidelines set. I can't help thinking Jesus would approve of this ruling.

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