Bench Memos

Land of Funhouse Mirrors

If you want to read the transcript of a Supreme Court argument today addressing the vitally important question whether the First Amendment forbids a high school principal to suspend a student who displayed a banner reading “Bong Hits 4 Jesus,” go here (PDF file).

Matthew J. Franck — Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

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