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Monday, March 19, 2007

Supreme Court Prediction

I have a guess on the outcome of the case from Alaska, in which the (now former) high school student sued his school district after he was suspended for standing across from the school during the "parade" for the Olympic torch, holding up a sign that read "Bong Hits 4 Jesus"

The high court is hearing arguments right now over the former student's free speech argument.

I say he loses. Even if, as he argues, his silly sign was a free speech experiment, the district will win on the argument that his sign promoted drug use...even if it was drug use for Jesus.

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4 Comments:

  • What a silly thing to fight about.
    Free speech is just that. As long as it doesn't directly hurt anyone
    it shouldn't be an issue.

    I remember an old bumper sticker that read "Nuke Gay whales for Jesus" I have no idea what they were talking about but I support their right to say it.

    By Blogger Hammer, at 12:07 AM  

  • What a colossal waste of money and time. Whatever happened to the high school kids that were proud to get suspended?

    By Blogger captain corky, at 6:10 AM  

  • Maybe the kid should claim he left off part of the sign. It should have said, "Bong Hits 4, Jesus 9."

    By Blogger The Sarcasticynic, at 7:38 AM  

  • Hmm.. I think it's interesting though that no legal action is ever taken against people who say marijuana should be legalized. One could probably interpet that he was trying to encourage the legalization of drugs. I'll be curious as to the outcome of this ruling, though I think you might end up making the correct call on it.

    By Blogger The Dummy, at 1:51 PM  

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