US court: Pa. school can't ban 'boobies' bracelets

Aug 05, 2013

(AP)—A federal appeals court won't let a Pennsylvania school district ban "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets.

In a novel case involving student free speech, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected claims that the slogan is lewd and disruptive.

The bracelets are designed to promote among young people. The court says the bracelets involve a relevant social issue, and are not likely to cause in-school disruptions.

The split ruling Monday is a victory for two Easton Area School District girls who challenged the rule with help from the American Civil Liberties Union. ACLU lawyer Mary Catherine Roper says the ruling supports the rights of students to discuss important topics.

A lawyer for the district says he cannot immediately comment.

The ruling upholds a lower court decision.

Explore further: Netflix branches into films with 'Crouching Tiger' sequel

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Feds fight morning-after pill age ruling in NY

May 25, 2013

(AP)—Department of Justice lawyers have again asked a federal appeals court in New York to delay lifting age restrictions and prescription requirements on an emergency contraceptive popularly known as the morning-after ...

Recommended for you

The New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs

9 hours ago

The New York Times Co. says it is cutting about 100 newsroom jobs through buyouts and layoffs in an effort to trim costs and focus more on its digital efforts.

What's PayPal's first solo move?

Sep 30, 2014

PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challeng ...

AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN

Sep 30, 2014

AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising.

User comments : 0