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By Free Speech Center, published on December 15, 2022

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In the latest teaching exercise from Lessons in Liberty, a hypothetical poses a situation involving a student who holds up a tasteless sign at a private-college basketball game. Can he be punished?


Further, when the student is expelled and sues the school and the student photographer who took a photo that was widely distributed, can the photographer expect to prevail in court?


The lesson plan introduces a number of variables to stimulate discussion and learning. 


Lessons in Liberty is presented by the Poynter Institute in partnership with the Free Speech Center.


See the free teaching hypothetical here.






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