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By David L. Hudson Jr.
First Amendment scholar
For the first time in nearly 20 years the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a pure student free-expression claim in the June 2007 case Morse v. Frederick. However, uncertainty remains over some kinds of student speech. FULL STORY>  
Tenn. Confederate-flag controversy set for Aug. trial
By David L. Hudson Jr. Former student contends he was improperly suspended for wearing T-shirt, belt buckle bearing the controversial symbol. 07.11.08
11th Circuit: State can't force students to stand for Pledge
But panel agrees with part of statute that allows parents to have ultimate say over whether their children will take part in daily recitation. 07.24.08

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