Bong Hits 4 Jesus: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska's Capital

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University of Alaska Press, Oct 15, 2010 - Political Science - 383 pages
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In January 2002, for the first time, the Olympic Torch Relay visited Alaska on its way to the Winter Games. When the relay runner and accompanying camera cars passed Juneau-Douglas High School, senior Joseph Frederick and several friends unfurled a fourteen-foot banner reading "BONG HiTS 4 JESUS."

An in-depth look at student rights within a public high school, this book chronicles the events that followed: Frederick's suspension, the subsequent suit against the school district, and, ultimately, the escalation of a local conflict into a federal case. Brought to life through interviews with the principal figures in the case, Bong Hits 4 Jesus is a gripping tale of the boundaries of free speech in an American high school.

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Contents

A Tale of Three Wars and Zero Tolerance
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Infamous for Fifteen Minutes ll
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From Black Armbands to Colliding Tubas
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Copyright

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James C. Foster is a professor at Oregon State University. He has taught and written about aspects of judicial politics for over thirty years.

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