Uncertain Rights: Student Speech and Conflicting Interpretations of Morse V. Frederick

  title={Uncertain Rights: Student Speech and Conflicting Interpretations of Morse V. Frederick},
  author={Dan V. Kozlowski and Melissa E. Bullard and Kristen Deets},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  pages={138 - 156}
In Morse v. Frederick, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public schools can prohibit speech “that can reasonably be regarded as encouraging illegal drug use.” This article studies lower federal court opinions that have interpreted the Supreme Court's ruling. Analysis shows that although several lower courts have explicitly limited Morse's reach to speech advocating illegal drug use, other lower courts have applied Morse's rationale to prohibit speech in situations beyond the circumstances of… Expand
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Although nominally applying Tinker, Judge William Conner's opinion cited Ponce, Boim, and Alito's Morse concurrence for support. Cuffat 420-21. See also Johnson D. New Brigkton Area School District
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Based upon Morse, speech that promotes illegal behavior may also be restricted
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Burr at 564. 85. Burr at 564 (quoting Morse at 2629)
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Calvert also made this point. Calvert
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