Chapter 1: “We The People”: Our Constitution And Courts
The American Constitution: What Is It?
The Constitution: Whose Is It?
The Constitution: What Does It Mean?
Federalism: How the States Share the Power
The Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
The State Action Requirement
Judicial Architecture: How Our Court System Works
Majority and Dissenting Opinions
Chapter 2: Student Voices And Supreme Court Choices: The First Amendment And Speech At School
Expressive Conduct and the Right Not to Speak
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette
The Right to Speak Freely and Protest (but Not to Disrupt)
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District
The Confederate Flag and Other Racially Provocative Symbols
Hirsute Lawsuit: Do Boys Have the Right to Wear Long Hair?
Double Entendres and Double Standards: Lewd and Suggestive Language in a Student Government Campaign Speech
“BONG HiTS 4 JESUS”: Testing the Limits of Free Speech
Hateful Protest by Religious Fanatics on Public Property: Snyder v. Phelps, the Protection of Obnoxious Speech, and Student Mobilization against the Westboro Baptist Church
Thought Control or Quality Control? The Problem of Library Book Removal
Viewpoint Neutrality and Religious Speech: Good News for the Free Speech Rights of Religious Americans
Good News Club v. Milford Central School
Chapter 3: Freedom Of The Student Press: All The News (The School Sees) Fit To Print
Freedom of the Student Press in Official School-Sponsored Activities
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
Squelching Debate: A Different Sort of Blair Witch-Hunt
Cyber Censors: Rising Conflicts over Internet Homepages
Killion v. Franklin Regional School District
Insults and Ridicule versus Threats and Harassment: When Does Off-Campus On-Line Speech Actually Become On-Campus Disruption?
Chapter 4: The Wall Of Separation Between Church And School
Freedom from Establishment of Religion at School
Graduating from Invocation and Benediction
Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe
Government Aid to Private Religious Schools: When Does It Cross the Line?
Everson v. Board of Education of the Township of Ewing
School Vouchers: Making Education Redeemable in Secular or Religious Schools
The First Amendment and the Ten Commandments
Season’s Greetings! The Court’s Agonizing Ambivalence over Christmas Nativity Displays
One Nation, under Canada, with Constitutional Controversy for All: New Conflict over the Pledge of Allegiance
The Supreme Court’s Curious Response to Newdow v. U.S. Congress
The Free Exercise Rights of Religious Americans
The Theory of Evolution and the Story of Creation: An Ongoing Duel in the Classroom
Chapter 5: The Fourth Amendment: Searching The Student Body
Reduced Privacy Rights at School
A Fluid Analysis of the Fourth Amendment: Drug Tests and Extracurricular Activities
oard of Education of Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls
“Embarrassing, frightening, and humiliating”: Strip Searches and Naked Violations of the Fourth Amendment
Safford Unified School District #1 v. Redding
Metal Detectors and the Constitution
Chapter 6: The Constitution And Student Discipline: “Due Process” And “Cruel And Unusual Punishment” At School
The Crime of Hanging Out with Gang Members: “Loitering with No Apparent Purpose” in Chicago and the Due Process Clause
City of Chicago v. Morales
Corporal Punishment in the Aftermath of Ingraham v. Wright
Chapter 7: Equal Protection Against Race Discrimination: From Jim Crow Segregation To Multicultural Democracy
The Persistent Legacy of Slavery and Racism
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: “Massive Resistance” and the Reaction to Brown
Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County
Can Public Schools Deliberately Integrate Students Today?
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1
Race and Ethnicity in College and Graduate School Admissions: Affirmative Action or “Reverse Discrimination”?
Jennifer Gratz and Patrick Hamacher, Petitioners v. Lee Bollinger et al.
Barbara Grutter, Petitioner v. Lee Bollinger et al.
Chapter 8: The Other Lines We Draw At School: Wealth, Gender, Citizenship, And Sexual Orientation
Rich Schools, Poor Schools: The Court’s Treatment of “Separate but Equal” School Financing
“Suspect” Classes and Gender-Based Segregation
Boys and Girls Equal: Title IX
Roderick Jackson, Petitioner v. Birmingham Board of Education
Separating Citizens from Noncitizens under the Law
Discrimination against Gays and Lesbians
Boy Scouts of America v. Dale
United States, Petitioner v. Edith Schlain Windsor
Chapter 9: Harassment In The Hall, Blood On The Board: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, And Gun Violence At School
When Teachers Harass Students
Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District
When Students Harass Students
Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education
The Rights of Gay and Lesbian Students against Harassment
Blood on the Board: Mass Shootings at School
District of Columbia v. Heller
Expansion of the Reach of the Second Amendment
Chapter 10: A Healthy Student Body: Disability, Privacy, Pregnancy, And Sexuality
The Rights of the “Differently Abled” under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F.
Peer Grading and the Right to Privacy
Owasso Independent School Dist. No. I-011 v. Falvo
Three Trimesters: Pregnant at School
Pfeiffer v. Marion Center Area School District
Curtis v. School Committee of Falmouth
Abortion and the Privacy Rights of Teenagers
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey