Student Speech

The First Amendment protects the rights of students to "speak", which may include the right to do or say something in a school setting -- such as protest against actions that violate legally-protected rights -- but may also include symbolic speech actions such as the wearing of armbands or graphic tees. Here we look at some of free speech lawsuits involving public schools as well as literary works placed on the infamous Banned Book List. This section provides helpful information and resources on free speech basics for students, as well as free speech lawsuits involving public schools. Click on the links below to learn more.

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