Bong Case 4 SCOTUS
A Supreme Court case weighs student's right to "glorify" drug use
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Mar 20, 2007 10:51 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A student glorifying illegal drug use shouldn't be protected by the First Amendment, Ken Starr argued before the Supreme Court yesterday in the case of a high school student suspended for displaying a banner reading "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" during the Winter Olympics Torch Relay in Juneau, Alaska in 2002.

The majority seemed to be buying, writes Linda Greenhouse, with Roberts arguing that free speech shouldn't undermine a school's educational mission. Alito's questions suggested that his sympathies lay with the student, who claims the sign was intentional nonsense.