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Federal Court Supports Suspension of Student
3/30/2006

Summary:
The United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire recently ruled that Kingswood Regional High School administrators did not violate a student’s First Amendment rights when they suspended him for refusing to remove a “No Nazis” patch worn on his clothing. In supporting the administration’s actions, Judge Steven J. McAuliffe framed the central issue as whether school authorities prohibited the patch based on their reasonable forecast that allowing it to be worn would likely have caused a substantial disruption of, or material interference with school activities.

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