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Broussard v. School Board of Norfolk

Broussard v. School Board of Norfolk, 801 F. Supp. 1526 (E.D. Va. 1992) was a court case that took place in Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1992. A student was disciplined by the Norfolk Public Schools for wearing a t-shirt that read "Drugs Suck". When he sued, his lawyer claimed that his shirt was a form of free speech protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Tinker Standard. The court ruled in favor of the school board, saying that although the shirt displayed an anti-drug message, the word "sucks" was a vulgar word with a sexual connotation and therefore not allowed in school.

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