U.S. Supreme Court declines to review First Amendment decision (May 2014 School Leader Update)
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s striking down a ban on “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. In B.H. v. Easton Area School District (EASD), middle school students challenged the school district’s decision to ban breast cancer awareness bracelets that said “I ♥ Boobies (KEEP A BREAST),” arguing that the ban was a violation of their first amendment rights to free speech. The Third Circuit ruled that the school district’s ban on students wearing “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets was unconstitutional and found that the bracelets represent a form of protected free speech.