United States Supreme Court
MORSE ET AL. v. FREDERICK(2007)
- Discuss if you agree with the majority of the court that the school principal was constitutionally justified in punishing Frederick or with the dissent that Frederick's conduct was protected by the First Amendment.
These solutions may offer step-by-step problem-solving explanations or good writing examples that include modern styles of formatting and construction of bibliographies out of text citations and references. Students may use these solutions for personal skill-building and practice. Unethical use is strictly forbidden.Morse v. Frederick, a 2007 United States Supreme Court case is still one of the center topics of researchers of the US constitutional law as one of the most debated cases in the past decade. After reviewing all the court opinions, dissents, concurring opinions and other materials available online, I must say that I fully agree with the majority of Court that the school Principal Morse was constitutionally justified in suspending Joseph Frederick from attending the Juneau-Douglas High School in the period of 10 days in 2002.
At first, the text of the First Amendment is quite clear when it says that: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…”. The banner that Frederick displayed at the event cannot be considered “a speech” in the sense of the First Amendments as it is not any kind of political speech or advocates any kind of policy or adoption of a law....
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