9th Circuit Strikes Again

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    Once again giving 'special protections' to minorities over majority. If they take appeal my guess is the SCOTUS would strike some of this, minimum. Schools are different, but this wasn't a 'threatening' message, just an opinion.

    http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2006_04_16-2006_04_22.shtml#1145577196

     
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    Gotta love the Ninth Circuit. No better way to spend your day than wiping your ass with the Constitution.
     
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    I'd wear the shirt anyways, then appeal it to the Supreme Court. How on earth can one say that political speech isn't constitutional?!?!?
     
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    It's nothing that a dress code can't resolve. Still, in the absence of a dress code, the ruling of the court is out of line.

    Wouldn't it be refreshing if kids' priority was getting an education instead of trying to further a political cause.
     
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    Actually if I was teaching high school, I'd be very excited to have the kids caring about politics. I wish their parents did.
     
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    If he had worn a pro-homo T-shirt, would he have been told to take off the shirt? I doubt it. Since when does a public school have the right to enforce opinions at a political event? Indoctrination anyone?

    My guess is religious-oriented opinions are no longer allowed in our secular schools. :tinfoil:
     
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    There's one of our friendly self-esteem pirates! :D
     
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    Since the 9th Circuit ruling-I think it will get struck down. Others are upset, including law professors. Links at site:

    http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2006_04_23-2006_04_29.shtml#1145900557

     
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to onthefence again.
     
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    Can't furthering a political cause be part of an education? I'm glad this kid uses his head enough to stand up and say something. Any high school kid with enough worldly perception to make his own decision on issues is ok in my book. Too many of our high schoolers simply take the opinions of their teachers, rather than coming to their own conclusions. I'd be just as proud of this kid if the the school was having an Anti-gay really and wore a "Queers are here" t-shirt.
     

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