You be the Judge!

In honor of Free Speech Week, the First Amendment Museum is letting you be the Judge! Every day this week we will provide you with a summary of a famous Supreme Court case involving free speech. Read the case and vote as though you were a Supreme Court Justice. All cases will be presented as a yes or no question. Leave your explanation in the comments! 

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Case: Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser

<em>Case: Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser</em>

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* 1. At a school assembly of approximately 600 students at Bethel High School in Washington, a student made a speech nominating a fellow student for elective office. In his speech, the student used what some observers believed was a graphic sexual metaphor to promote the candidacy of his friend. As part of its disciplinary code, Bethel High School enforced a rule prohibiting conduct which "substantially interferes with the educational process . . . including the use of obscene, profane language or gestures." Fraser was suspended from school for two days.

Question: Does the First Amendment prevent a school district from disciplining a high school student for giving a lewd speech at a high school assembly?

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