Supreme Court Won't Hear Case on 'I (Heart) Boobies' Bracelets
The Supreme Court said Monday it will not hear a case on "I (Heart) Boobies" bracelets that Pennsylvania students have refused to stop wearing. The Easton Area School District banned the bracelets, leading to a court challenge from two students, with support from the ACLU.
The justices have decided to leave in place a federal appeals court ruling that nixed the school's ban. The school district has argued that the bracelets are lewd and likened them to sexual innuendo prohibited under the dress code.
The dispute started when students were ordered four years ago to remove their bracelets, which had been distributed by a nonprofit breast cancer awareness group.
The two girls refused and were suspended. The lawsuit argued that the bracelets are protected speech under the First Amendment and the courts agreed.