by djweaver » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:02 pm
by Blade21292 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:09 pm
djweaver wrote:I think right now this is foremost in my mind because of the Bong Hits 4 Jesus Case: Morse vs. Frederick.
What I find appalling is that Pres. Bush is trying to take this case and make it legal for schools to discriminate against any student speech with which they disagree.
by qwiksilver » Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:55 pm
by Blade21292 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:14 pm
qwiksilver wrote:And what makes this case really goofy is that the incident was during school hours, but not on school property...it was across the street.
Now, does the school have the right to curtail free speech of students, during school hours off school property. The attorneys here say no.
by djweaver » Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:02 am
by Blade21292 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:10 am
MSNBC wrote:Civil rights, financial liability
Frederick chose to display the banner during a school-sanctioned event to watch the Olympic torch relay as it passed through Juneau on its way to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Morse saw the banner, confronted Frederick and suspended him. Frederick said she doubled the suspension to 10 days when he quoted Thomas Jefferson on free speech.
Frederick, helped by the American Civil Liberties Union, sued the principal and the Juneau school district. He lost in federal district court, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Frederick's rights were violated and that Morse could be held financially liable for her actions.
Among the factors that could weigh in the decision, Frederick was standing on public property, not school grounds when he displayed the banner. The school said students were allowed to leave class to see the torch pass by, making the event school-sanctioned. Frederick, however, never made it to school that day before the event.
by djweaver » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:26 pm
by Blade21292 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:30 pm
djweaver wrote:The URL posted with the period at the end. if you click on it and then take that period off and hit enter it will work.
The Bush request is what got my eye. It seems to me that anymore Bush is trying to increase his power and his right to clamp down on dissenstion among the public even though he is a lame duck.
While I support the war, I also believe that the "War on Terror" is a failure, simply based on the facts of what has happened in the US since 9/11 and the systematic curtailing of our freedoms in the chase for security.
I'm with Dan on this one in that diplomacy never failed in the Middle East, it was never even tried. Bush saw a way to justify military spending and went to war. Now that people are waking up he is trying to clamp down on the opposition to his lack of foreign policy.
by djweaver » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:19 pm