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    In the case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, the question of whether a group of students’ rights under the first amendment are violated is asked. These students had written articles for their school newspaper, which they had then submitted for review to their advisor, who passed the articles on to the principal, Robert Reynolds. Reynolds found two articles concerning, and with the approval of his superiors, eradicated the two pages that these articles were on from that publication of the newspaper. The principal’s deletion of these articles did violate the students’ rights under the 1st Amendment. According to the 1st Amendment, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” This means that the people of the United States have the right to say whatever they want in what they print. This right extends within school, and since students have the same rights as every other citizen, their right in this situation is violated. Although this paper is…

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    The Supreme Court case that I have decided to research was Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier. Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier was a Supreme Court case that asked the question, “Do schools have the right to revise or change the contents of a student article for privacy or other reasons? And does it infringe their 1st Amendment right?” In this case, students at Hazelwood East High School wrote two articles featuring subjects such as divorce and teen pregnancy (uscourts.gov). In this case, the principle of the…

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    speech, when it does not affect the school’s curricular activities. The two Supreme Court cases that have had the strongest influence in defining a student’s freedom of speech are Tinker v Des Moines and Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier. Tinker was America’s first Supreme Court case defining the extent of students’ speech. This case ruled in favor of students, when the court decided that students have their freedom of speech. This freedom could be limited, however, if a school could…

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    The Kountze High School permitting students to display blatantly religious banners which other students are then made to run through represents a violation of not only a violation of the establishment clause, but is a situation which is easily rectified without the threat of violating the students’ right to free speech. Where the precedents have been set for determining that the state has violated the establishment clause through Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971) and Santa Fe Independent…

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    “considered the seminal opinion in this area of constitutional law” by University of San Diego School of Law Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues and referred to as a “landmark case” by Thomas L. Tedford and Dale A. Herbeck. The case of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District 393 U.S. 503 (1969) is a case in which Three public school students; John Tinker, Christopher Eckhardt and Mary Beth Tinker wore black armbands to school in protest of the Vietnam War. The school board…

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    In this, Luther is committing to the laity the reformation required by God by neglecting the pope and clergy. He then mentions that they should take advantage of Charles V being king of Germany. Luther says this because Charles V is young and inexperienced, and not only that, but also Charles V won the kingship because he had the most money. He then explains that the first thing they must do is to ponder the matter with great diligence, while at the same time not trusting in their own strength…

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