Bethel School District V. Fraser Case Study

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1. Title: Bethel School District v. Fraser 2. Year: 1986 3. Facts: Fraser (Respondent) gave a speech nominating his friend for a student body office at the school assembly. He described his friend’s attributes by using sexually explicit metaphors. Although a teacher reviewed the speech, and the speaker was warned against giving the speech, Respondent chose to do it anyway. After the speech, one teacher complained that he had to interrupt his regular class to explain and review sections of the speech. Respondent was subsequently suspended from school for three days. 4. Procedural History: District Court: rights are violated, because the school’s disruptive- conduct rule is unconstitutionally vague and overbroad - Court of Appeals: rights

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