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  •  Oh, well then (1+ / 0-)
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    if the speech is stupid, then government is free to suppress it.

    •  Well, yes (0+ / 0-)

      If it's stupid, and if it comes from someone in an institutional setting where free speech can already be constrained.  Beavis and Butthead, anyone?

      •  RTFA (1+ / 0-)
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        stringer bell

        the display was across the street from the high school and the decisions apply to students under a school's supervision at an off-campus event don't apply here.

        Just how far does a school's authority go?

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        by alizard on Mon Jun 25, 2007 at 08:42:27 PM PDT

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        •  That's easy (0+ / 0-)

          They were outside of the school, across the street, because the school brought them there.  It was therefore an extension of the school--I think that's an easy point, empirically and legally.  In at least one of the concurring opinions it was plainly states that the students would have been able to unfurl their banner without any repercussions if they had not been on a school outing.

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