First Amendment

NSBA Amicus Brief - Newsom v. Albemarle County (4th Cir.)

First Amendment: student expression - t-shirt depicting weapon - viewpoint discrimination. Filed April 18, 2003.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Morse v. Frederick (U.S. Sup. Ct.) on the merits

First Amendment: student expression – classification of speech, i.e. Tinker, Fraser, or Kuhlmeier – qualified immunity.

Morgan v. Swanson (5th Cir.)

First Amendment:  Establishment Clause and Free Speech Clause—qualified immunity for school officials making decisions that require reconciling free speech and government endorsement of religion concerns. Filed March 16, 2011.

NSBA Amicus Brief - M.A.L. v. Kinsland (6th Cir.)

First Amendment - student distribution of literature - time, place and manner regulations

Johnson v. Poway Unified School District (9th Cir.)

First Amendment:   Employee free speech—authority of school district to regulate teacher classroom expression.  Filed July 23, 2010.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Harris v. School District of Palm Beach County (11th Cir.)

First Amendment: student expression - viewpoint discrimination based on religion - Establishment Clause concerns, by Julie Underwood

Garcetti v. Ceballos (U.S. Sup. Ct.) - Merits Brief

First Amendment: free expression - retaliation for speaking on matter of public concern.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Frederick v. Morse (9th Cir.)

Student Rights: free speech - authority of school district to regulate expression inconsistent with its educational mission.

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