The Supreme Court case of Tinker v. Des Moines dealt with two students who were suspended from school for wearing black



The Supreme Court case of Tinker v. Des Moines dealt with two students who
were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to protest the
Vietnam War. Their parents sued the school district for violating the students’
right to free speech, but it was determined by lower courts that the school
district had the right to suspend them. When the Supreme Court reviewed the
case, it decided that the school district did not have the right to suspend the
students.
Which of these arguments is most likely to have influenced the Supreme
Court’s decision that the students had the right to wear the armbands to
school?
O A. The lower court had been representing the parents rather than the
students
O B. The town in which the students lived had only a handful of military
draftees.
O C. Previous court cases showed that armbands are protected under
the First Amendment.
OD. Only the school’s faculty complained about the armbands,




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