Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969)

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  • U.S. Supreme Court case summary
  • Format: downloadable Word .docx
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Does a prohibition against the wearing of armbands in public school, as a form of symbolic speech, violate the students’ freedom of speech protections guaranteed by the First Amendment?

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  • 5
    The material was good for preparing students for the AP Government test.

    Posted by Unknown on May 5th 2019

    Format is set up well, easy to follow and explains the material completely.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by mindy davis on Aug 22nd 2018

    Street Law's court cases synopses are incredibly helpful in giving my Government and Politics students the tools to learn the newly required court cases. The thoughtful treatment of the cases in a manner that is accessible to high school students is invaluable and has saved me so much time.