A federal district court judge has issued an interesting decision in Miller v. Penn Manor School District, (ED PA, Sept. 30, 2008). This case originally captured national attention when a high school student, Donald Miller III, was prevented from wearing a T-shirt that said “Special Issue-Resident-Lifetime License, United States Terrorist Hunting Permit…” The Court upheld the ban on such messages including violent messages. However, it struck down a religious-related ban.
It ruled as too overbroad and vague a prohibition on messages that “seek to establish the supremacy of a particular religious denomination, sect or point of view.” It also enjoined a ban on student dress or expression that “is a distraction to the educational environment.”
For the opinion, click here.
For the full story, click here.