The Tinker v. Des Moines case deals with the persecution of a group of students for wearing black armbands to school in protest of the Vietnam War. The group of students, siblings John F. and Mary Beth Tinker, and friend Christopher Eckhardt, were suspended for wearing the war protesting armbands after they refused to take them off. School officials argued that the students wearing the armbands may result in riots, due to the division of peoples’ opinions on the Vietnam War.
The case eventually made its way to the United States Supreme Court, where it was decided in a 7-2 ruling that the suspension of the students violated their freedom of speech
and expression. The court had ruled in favor of the Tinkers, because the neither the state nor