Third Circuit Rules for Student Speech in 'I ♥ Boobies' Case

, The Legal Intelligencer


Public schools don't have free rein to ban speech that they deem to be offensive, especially if the speech comments on a social issue, the Third Circuit ruled in a split en banc opinion in a case brought by two Easton middle school students who were suspended after wearing breast-cancer awareness bracelets that said "I ♥ boobies."

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  • RockDoc

    It was the right decision. Free speech trumps prurient predisposition.

  • dpg

    So then a student could wear a shirt saying "I love peckers" to boost erectile disfunction awareness?

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