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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>  
6th Circuit supports Tenn. school's Confederate flag ban
Panel points to race-related incidents in ruling that school officials could bar symbol because they could 'reasonably forecast' that it would cause disruption. 08.21.08
8th Circuit: Student's gory essay qualifies as 'true threat'
Unanimous three-judge panel rejects Minnesota teen's free-speech claim, says teacher 'quite reasonably felt personally threatened.' 08.18.08

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