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Who says cases can't be funny?
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I was just reading the case of Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser for my Education Law class.  A high school student gave a speech at a 600-student assembly for student government elections.  He's advocating for one of the candidates.  Read this and tell me cases can't be funny. 


"I know a man who is firm - he's firm in his pants, he's firm in his shirt, his character is firm - but most [of] all, his belief in you the students of Bethel, is firm. Jeff Kuhlman is a man who takes his point and pounds it in. If necessary, he'll take an issue and nail it to the wall. He doesn't attack things in spurts - he drives hard, pushing and pushing until finally - he succeeds. Jeff is a man who will go to the very end - even the climax, for each and every one of you. So please vote for Jeff Kuhlman, as he'll never come between us and the best our school can be. He is firm enough to give it everything."


Awesome, right?  And very gutsy.  Can you imagine hearing this during a high school assembly? 

Anyway, he got suspended for 3 days, then went to court arguing that it was protected free speech.  It got all the way up to the US Supreme Court, which shot him down; "lewd and indecent speech is not protected by the First Amendment."  Let that be a lesson to all the juvenile delinquents out there. 

Okay, now back to my studies.  Maybe I'll find another amusing case, but I'm not holding my breath. 

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Haha! I think if he had edited it just a little bit, he could have kept the innuendo and not been quite so openly lewd. I will try to resist editing this now. XD

Eh, what do you expect from a high school student? Adolescent males aren't exactly known for the subtlety. :)

He had balls, that's for sure! LOL School law was a fun class. It's stunning what lawsuits are lurking in education!

Yes, I'm already seeing that after only two classes.

This case came after I graduated from law school. We were raised on Tinker (black armbands are protected speech) and Cohen (jackets saying "Fuck the Draft" are not protected because of the word "Fuck") I noticed they distinguished Bethel from Tinker by saying that Kuhlman's indecent speech was not protected as Tinker's political speech was.

We were assigned Tinker as well but not Cohen. Yep, you can apparenty express reasonable political opinion as long as you don't use obscene language. That seems fine to me; schools should be able to enforce a 'no swearing/obscene language' policy.

Oh man, that's awesome!

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