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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Palsgraf v. Long Island R. Co.

FACTS: Palsgraf, plaintiff, was standing on a platform owned by the Long Island Railroad Company, defendant, waiting for the train to Rockaway Beach. At this time, another train bound for a different location stopped at the platform and two men …

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Keeble v. Hickeringill

FACTS: Circa November 8th, in the 2nd year of the Queen, the plaintiff, Keeble, lawfully possessed a close of land, deemed Minott’s Meadow, which enclosed a decoy pond (used for entrapping wildfowl). Keeble used his own resources to prepare d…

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