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
- Lawsuit (Agin v. Portsmouth School Committee)
- ACLU's Letter to the Principal
- Hearing Officer's Decision