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Schools cannot punish students for lewd speech with a political or social message

3rd Circuit says middle schoolers shouldn't have been punished for wearing “I ♥ boobies!” bracelets for breast cancer

A 3rd Circuit ruling that seems silly at first actually reshapes how schools can regulate students' free speech.

On Monday, the 3rd Circuit handed down a decision that said a school district in Pennsylvania was wrong to suspend two middle school girls for wearing bracelets that said “I ♥ boobies!” The bracelets were meant to raise awareness for breast cancer. 

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