WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Supreme Court ruled against a former high school student Monday in the "Bong Hit 4 Jesus" banner case -- a split decision that limits students' free speech rights. Joseph Frederick was 18 when he unveiled the 14-foot paper sign on a public sidewalk outside his Juneau, Alaska, high school in 2002 . . . . "It was reasonable for (the principal) to conclude that the banner promoted illegal drug use-- and that failing to act would send a powerful message to the students in her charge," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court's majority.
Edit: A commenter has made a brilliant point. The entire opinion is based upon the sign advocating illegal drug use. So what if the sign said "Prescription Bong Hits 4 Jesus" or "Medicinal Marijuana 4 Jesus"?
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