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Tinker V Des Moines
Supreme court project
12 Dec 2017
31 Oct 2017
Jaden Harmon Timeline
Students in Des Moines wore black armbands to school to protest against the Vietnam war
The school board meets to discuss the armbands worn by students
School board votes to suspend students who wear them. three students decide not to take them off
The fathers of the children complain that the suspension of the kids was a violation of the First Amendment
U.S supreme court decides that wearing the armbands are protected by the First Amendment
Plantiffs appeal the ruling to the 8th U.S circuit Court Appeals
Plaintiffs appeal to the U.S supreme court, which agrees to hear the case.
Aware of the policy of the school banning the armbands, five students wore them anyways
The school board did not show that it had any reason to believe that the protest would “materially and substantially interfere” with school discipline.
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