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Supreme Court Weighs Student Free-Speech Case

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Supreme Court Weighs Student Free-Speech Case

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Supreme Court Weighs Student Free-Speech Case

Supreme Court Weighs Student Free-Speech Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court Monday considers whether a high-school principal in Alaska should have suspended a student for displaying a banner saying "Bong Hits 4 Jesus." The banner was said to promote illegal drug use at a school-sanctioned event.

We hear from Dahlia Lithwick, legal analyst from the online magazine Slate; Principal Robert Littlefield of Portsmouth High School in Rhode Island, about a lawsuit over freedom of speech at his school and NPR's Mike Pesca talks with former students who were involved in similar free-speech incidents when they were in school.