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We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students / Edition 4

We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students / Edition 4

by Jamin B. Raskin

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ISBN-10: 1483319199

ISBN-13: 9781483319193

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)

Designed to help students achieve constitutional literacy, We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students examines dozens of compelling Supreme Court cases pertaining to young people. Through meaningful and engaging commentary, case excerpts, and individual and class exercises, Jamin B. Raskin provides students with the tools necessary to gain an


Designed to help students achieve constitutional literacy, We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students examines dozens of compelling Supreme Court cases pertaining to young people. Through meaningful and engaging commentary, case excerpts, and individual and class exercises, Jamin B. Raskin provides students with the tools necessary to gain an understanding of and appreciation for democratic freedoms and challenges, underscoring students' responsibility in preserving constitutional principles. In the completely revised third edition, We the Students takes a comprehensive look at all of the major constitutional issues affecting students, including freedom of speech and the press, religion in schools, discipline, and discrimination.

Updates and additions to this edition include: an engaging new design, to assist students as they navigate the book's concepts and features, discussion of recent rulings on student speech, desegregation, affirmative action, and Title IX, a new "Dissenting Voices" section that combines short extracts from dissenting opinions with explanatory narrative to illustrate the conceptual differences among justices' opinions, new justice biographies and student exercises, legal definitions printed in the margins of case opinions to aid student comprehension

About the Author:
Jamin B. Raskin is professor of constitutional law and the First Amendment at American University Washington College of Law and a Maryland state senator

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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Foreword   Mary Beth Tinker     xvii
"We the People": Our Constitution and Courts     1
Why a Constitution?     1
The American Constitution: What Is It?     2
The Constitution: Whose Is It?     2
The Constitution: What Does It Mean?     4
Federalism: How the States Share the Power     6
The Incorporation of the Bill of Rights     6
The State Action Requirement     8
Judicial Architecture: How Our Court System Works     8
Majority and Dissenting Opinions     10
How to Brief a Case     11
Voices and Choices: The First Amendment and Student Speech     13
Expressive Conduct and the Right Not to Speak     14
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette     16
The Right to Speak Freely and Protest (but Not to Disrupt)     22
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District     23
The Confederate Flag and Other Racially Provocative Symbols     30
Hirsute Lawsuit: Do Boys Have the Right to Wear Long Hair?     33
Karr v. Schmidt     34
Double Entendres and Double Standards: Lewd and Suggestive Language in a Student Government Campaign Speech     36
Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser     37
Coed Naked Civil Liberties     41
"BONG HiTS 4 JESUS": Testing the Limits of Free Speech     43
Morse v. Frederick     44
Thought Control or Quality Control? The Problem of Library Book Removal     53
Viewpoint Neutrality and Religious Speech: Good News for the Free Speech Rights of Religious Americans     56
Good News Club v. Milford Central School     57
Freedom of the Student Press: All the News the School Sees Fit to Print     63
Freedom of the Student Press in Official School-Sponsored Activities     64
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier     65
Squelching Debate: A Different Sort of Blair Witch-Hunt     70
Cyber Censors: Rising Conflicts over Internet Homepages     72
Killion v. Franklin Regional School District     74
The Wall of Separation Between Church and School     78
Freedom from Establishment of Religion at School     80
Engel v. Vitale     81
Graduating from Invocation and Benediction     86
Lee v. Weisman     87
Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe     94
Government Aid to Private Religious Schools: When Does It Cross the Line?     100
Everson v. Board of Education of the Township of Ewing     100
School Vouchers: Making Education Redeemable in Secular or Religious Schools     102
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris     104
The First Amendment and the Ten Commandments     107
Stone v. Graham     108
Season's Greetings! The Court's Agonizing Ambivalence over Christmas Nativity Displays     111
One Nation, under Canada, with Constitutional Controversy for All: New Conflict over the Pledge of Allegiance     114
Newdow v. U.S. Congress     115
The Supreme Court's Curious Response to Newdow v. U.S. Congress     118
The Free Exercise Rights of Religious Americans     119
Wisconsin v. Yoder     120
The Theory of Evolution and the Story of Creation: An Ongoing Duel in the Classroom     126
The Fourth Amendment: Searching the Student Body     130
Reduced Privacy Rights at School     132
New Jersey v. T. L. O.     132
A Fluid Analysis of the Fourth Amendment: Drug Tests and Extracurricular Activities     139
Board of Education of Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls     140
Strip Searches     149
Doe v. Renfrow     149
Locker Searches and Drug-Sniffing Dogs     152
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Cass     153
Metal Detectors and the constitution     155
In Re Latasha W.     155
The Constitution and Student Discipline: "Due Process" and "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" at School     158
Due Process     159
Goss v. Lopez     160
The Crime of Hanging Out with Gang Members: "Loitering with No Apparent Purpose" in Chicago and the Due Process Clause     164
City of Chicago v. Morales     165
Corporal Punishment     169
Ingraham v. Wright     169
Corporal Punishment in the Aftermath of Ingraham v. Wright     174
Equal Protection Against Race Discrimination: From Segregation to Multicultural Democracy     176
The Persistent Legacy of Slavery and Racism     178
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka     180
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: "Massive Resistance" and the Reaction to Brown     183
Cooper v. Aaron     184
Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County     185
The Right to Love     189
Can Public Schools Deliberately Integrate Students Today?     189
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1     191
Race and Ethnicity in College and Graduate School Admissions: Affirmative Action or "Reverse Discrimination"?     197
Jennifer Gratz and Patrick Hamacher, Petitioners v. Lee Bollinger et al.     199
Barbara Grutter, Petitioner v. Lee Bollinger et al.     203
The other Lines we Draw at School: Wealth, Gender, Citizenship, and Sexual Orientation     214
Rich Schools, Poor Schools: The Court's Treatment of "Separate but Equal" School Financing     217
"Suspect" Classes and Gender-Based Segregation     220
Boys and Girls Equal: Title IX     223
Roderick Jackson, Petitioner v. Birmingham Board of Education     225
Separating Citizens from Noncitizens under the Law     227
Plyler v. Doe     228
Discrimination against Gays and Lesbians     235
Boy Scouts of America v. Dale     236
Harassment in the Hallways: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, and the Law     243
When Teachers Harass Students     245
Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District     245
When Students Harass Students     248
Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education     249
The Rights of Gay and Lesbian Students against Harassment     257
A Healthy Student Body: Disability, Privacy, Pregnancy, and Sexuality     260
The Rights of the "Differently Abled" under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act      261
Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F.     262
Peer Grading and the Right to Privacy     265
Owasso Independent School Dist. No. I-011 v. Falvo     266
Three Trimesters: Pregnant at School     269
Pfeiffer v. Marion Center Area School District     270
Curtis v. School Committee of Falmouth     273
Abortion and the Privacy Rights of Teenagers     275
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey     277
Supreme Court Confirmation Exercise: You Be the Judge     283
Constitution of the United States     287
Glossary     305
Bibliography     315
Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project     320
Photo Credits     323
Index     325

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