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Bethel School District v. Fraser

Facts

Matthew Fraser, a high school student, delivered a speech at a school assembly nominating a fellow student for student elective office. The speech contained sexual metaphors and innuendo. Some of the 600 students who attended the event simulated the sexual activities...

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Cantwell v. Connecticut

Facts

Newton Cantwell and his two sons, Jesse and Russell, were Jehovah’s Witnesses. They went door to door in a predominantly Catholic neighborhood to sell literature and solicit contributions. Jesse also asked and received permission from two men on the street to play a phonogra...

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Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

Facts

Several students in high school and junior high school planned to wear black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. The principals of the schools became aware of the plan and implemented a policy that any student wearing an armband would be asked to remove it, and refu...

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Furman v. Georgia

 

Facts: Furman, joined with the cases Jackson v. Georgia and Branch v. Texas, was granted certiorari and heard collectively by the Court. Furman was found guilty of murder while the other two appellants were convicted of rape by th...

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Golan v. Holder

Golan v. Holder, U.S. 2012

Procedural History: In 2001, petitioners filed this lawsuit challenging § 514. The District Court granted the Attorney General’s motion for summary judgment. The Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed in part, but...

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