Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bong Hits 4 the Supreme Court

I stood outside the Supreme Court for nearly six hours on the chilly morning of March 19th. While the weather cooled the spirits of a crowd of over a thousand, I was lucky enough to find myself queuing in line with a number of Georgetown Law students. In talking to them I began to understand the position of each side of the case and for which reasons the Court could hand down a decision either way on the case. The Court's recent decision on Morse v. Frederick (in favor of the school's action of taking down the banner and suspending Frederick) would have surprised the students I talked with that day.

It's worth reading the opinion of the court as delivered by Chief Justice Roberts and the dissenting opinion presented by Justice Stevens. Here's a link to the Court's opinion--http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/06pdf/06-278.pdf

It often takes years to see the effects of a Supreme Court ruling, but the implications of this decision could be great and long-lasting--decide for yourself.

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