Thanks to the Roberts/Alito court, juveniles can kiss their first amendment rights goodbye.
Listen, the kid who unfurls a “Bong Hits for Jesus” banner at a school event is probably a douchebag. But, then so is Bill Kristol. Both are Americans, and just because one is a callow pothead doesn’t mean that his first amendment rights are any less deserving of protection. It’s not like the kid helped start a war or anything….
He made himself a nuisance with unruly speech. That’s his God given right in this country. Or at least it was until George’s activist judges took the bench.
Our fragile 84 year old voice of reason, John Paul Stephens gets the quote of the day: “This case began with a silly nonsensical banner. It ends with the court inventing out of whole cloth a special First Amendment rule permitting the censorship of any student speech that mentions drugs, so long as someone could perceive that speech to contain a latent pro-drug message.”