When an Alaska high school student's banner reading "BONG HITS 4 JESUS" earned him a 10-day suspension, he took his principal and school board to federal court. On appeal, the 9th Circuit held that the suspension violated Joseph Frederick's First Amendment rights. At its private conference Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to grant certiorari in Juneau School Board v. Frederick, and revisit its case law dealing with the regulation of student speech.
'Bong Hits' Banner Gives Supreme Court Chance to Clear the Air on Student Speech
October 26, 2006