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"Johnson tells a fascinating story embedded in a rich guide to federal courts at work. Give this book to everyone you know who is in high school or was recently there."—Linda K. Kerber, author of Toward an Intellectual History of Women
"An immensely readable legal history of a landmark Supreme Court ruling and a compelling and intensely personal story about the lives and beliefs of the central figures in the case. A major contribution."—Melvin Small, author of Covering Dissent: The Media and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement
"A careful and readable study of the first major Supreme Court decision to protect students' freedom of expression from school boards' strict local control."—Paul L. Murphy, author of World War I and the Origin of Civil Liberties in the United States
Author Bio: John W. Johnson is professor of history and department chair at the University of Northern Iowa. He is the author of Historic U.S. Court Cases, 1690-1990: An Encyclopedia and other works.