An Alaska teen who held up a sign reading "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" when the Olympic torch relay passed by his school in 2002 has won a court battle over whether his sign was an expression of free speech. The principal of Juneau-Douglas High School suspended Joseph Fredrick, then 18, for 10 days, saying the banner violated school anti-drug policies. Fredrick sued the school but lost in federal district court. But on Friday, a three-member panel of the 9th Circuit overturned the lower court order.
9th Circuit: 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' Banner Was Free Speech
The Associated Press
March 15, 2006
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