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Agin v. Portsmouth School Committee (2006)

Category: Students' Rights    

Lawsuit challenging a high school principal’s decision, on “zero tolerance” grounds, to ban a student from appearing in medieval garb and holding a prop broadsword for his senior yearbook photo. At the court’s request, the matter was referred to the state Commissioner of Education, who ruled in favor of the student.

Cooperating Attorneys: Thomas Connolly, George Lieberman

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  • Jan 19, 2007 - Commissioner of Education Overturns Ban of Student’s High School Yearbook Photo
  • Dec 12, 2006 - ACLU Files Suit Challenging Ban of Student’s High School Yearbook Photo