A teen who held up a sign that read “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” when the Olympic torch relay passed by his school has won an appeals court battle over whether his sign was an expression of free speech.

Joseph Fredrick, then 18, was looking to catch the attention of television cameras converging on the event outside Juneau-Douglas High School in 2002. He was among students who had been let out of class to see the event.