Bong Hits 4 Jesus
March 20, 2007 09:13 AM
Yes, the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case has finally arrived before the Supremes:
Alaska high-school student Joseph Frederick hoisted his 14-foot "Bong hits 4 Jesus" banner to get on TV.... Frederick wanted to annoy school administrators, and he wanted media attention, and as we discovered today, he chose well on both fronts. He was suspended for 10 days.
So of course, he sued, and now his free speech case is pending before the highest court in the land. His parents must be so proud.
I still remember my Con Law prof from college talking about Cohen v. California. He began class with the proscribed speech from that case with a dramatic "F*** the Draft!" He was old and very crusty, so this was a surprise. It was memorable.
We'll see if "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" has the same staying power.