Views From Within

Internet Political Prophecies And Subversive Material For Cool People

Kids!!! Put Your Anti-Bush T-Shirts On For School!

Posted by jeremiasx on June 29, 2007


Or…Friday…is “anti-Bush T-shirt day” so uh…you can wear that and a pair of blue jeans… (OfficeSpace, anyone?)

No, seriously, you can actually wear a T-shirt with political speech on it without worrying about being kicked out of school. So uh…wear ’em if you got ’em.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Putting its recent ruling on student speech into practice, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected a school district’s appeal of a ruling that it violated a student’s rights by censoring his anti-Bush T-shirt. A seventh-grader from Vermont was suspended for wearing a shirt that bore images of cocaine and a martini glass—but also had messages calling President Bush a lying drunk driver who abused cocaine and marijuana, and the “chicken-hawk-in-chief” who was engaged in a “world domination tour.”

After his suspension, Zachary Guiles returned to school with duct tape covering the offending images.

Williamstown Middle School Principal Kathleen Morris-Kortz said the images violated the school dress code, which prohibits clothing that promotes the use of drugs or alcohol.

An appeals court said the school had no right to censor any part of the shirt.

On Monday, the court said schools could regulate student expression if it advocated illegal drug use. Justice Samuel Alito cautioned that schools could not censor political speech.

The case is Marineau v. Guiles, 06-757.

One Response to “Kids!!! Put Your Anti-Bush T-Shirts On For School!”

  1. Funny Shirts

    Great Funny Shirts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: