Published Online: March 25, 2014
Published in Print: March 26, 2014, as Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal in 'Boobies' Case

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal in 'Boobies' Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a Pennsylvania district's appeal of a lower-court ruling that upheld the right of students to wear "I ♥ Boobies" breast-cancer-awareness bracelets.

The 8,900-student Easton Area district had been joined by national school groups in urging the justices to review a case that they said had serious implications for discipline of what the schools view as vulgar and inappropriate student speech.

The justices declined without comment on March 10 to hear the district's appeal in Easton Area School District v. B.H. The court's action is not a decision on the merits, but it means the justices will not be delving back into thorny issues of student free speech in a case that attracted nationwide attention.

Vol. 33, Issue 26, Page 4

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