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Know Your Rights

Check back into “Know Your Rights” every day for fresh coverage of need-to-know court cases and stories about the First Amendment.

Protection of First Amendment rights under scrutiny

With hate speech particularly under fire in recent years, the limits of the First Amendment get called into question.

Morse v. Frederick limits students’ freedom speech

At the heart of Morse v. Frederick lies the First Amendment question over whether schools can limit students' freedom of speech.

30 years later ‘Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier’ still impacts student speech

Nearly 20 years after the decision of Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, RBHS students reflect upon the monumental court decision regarding the First Amendment rights of high school students.

Supreme Court ruling defines student led prayer

Students' First Amendment rights have long been controversial in the U.S. with debates ranging from what they can say to what they can pray. Numerous Supreme Court cases established precedents on such issues. Santa Fe Independent School District v. Jane Doe (2000) tackled the topic of student led prayer in school.