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.