About this Case
A school district repeatedly told one of its students that he could not wear numerous different shirts to school, despite acknowledging that none of the shirts were offensive nor would they cause a disruption to the school. Both the district court and the court of appeals (where we also filed a brief) ruled in favor of the school district, and the student asked the Supreme Court to hear the case.
Summary of NLF's Brief
Because the policies at issue in this case allowed the school to shut down virtually all student speech on t-shirts—not just the speech at issue in the case itself, we filed a brief in this support of the student at the Supreme Court. We explained how the lower courts had explained the wrong legal test. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court refused to hear the case.