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The Civil Rights Roots of Tinker’s Disruption Tests

  title={The Civil Rights Roots of Tinker’s Disruption Tests},
  author={Kristine L. Bowman},
This past spring marked the fortieth anniversary of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, the landmark student speech case in which the Supreme Court held that three students were protected by the First Amendment when they wore black armbands in their Des Moines, Iowa public schools to protest the Vietnam War. Looking at Supreme Court precedent alone, it would seem as though the Tinker tests were created out of whole cloth: the substantial or material disruption… 
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