M.D. a Minor v. Morgan Hill Unified School District
Identify the Plaintiff(s) in the case.
Identify the Defendant(s) in the case.
What is Cinco de Mayo?
What was the school policy regarding bandannas?
What was the school policy regarding wearing American flag clothing?
Explain Vice Principal Rodriguez’s reason for requesting that the students turn their t-shirts inside out.
How long had the students been on school grounds when they were approached by Vice Principal Rodriguez?
Why did the teenagers refuse to turn their American flag t-shirts inside out?
Was there any evidence that the American flag t-shirts were disrupting the classrooms?
Were there any past incidents, like fighting, at the school that stemmed from students wearing the American flag t-shirts on Cinco De Mayo?
Do you agree with the school that wearing the American flag t-shirt on Cinco De Mayo is inappropriate?
Did the students wear American flag clothing on school grounds?
Does wearing the American flag clothing fall within the protections afforded under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution as “free speech”?
Was there any evidence that the flags actually caused violence at Morgan Hill High School or disrupted learning at the school?
Does the school’s interest to enforce school policies and adequately discipline its students override the importance of the student’s freedom of speech?
YOU BE THE JUDGE
Explain your decision.