3rd Circuit Weighs Intent, Vulgarity In 'I [Heart] Boobies' Speech Case

, The Legal Intelligencer


The Third Circuit heard arguments Tuesday in a case brought by two middle-school students, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, who were suspended for wearing breast-cancer awareness bracelets stamped with the phrase, "I [heart] boobies." Judge Thomas M. Hardiman focused his questions on the issue of the speaker's intent versus the way in which the language is perceived.

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  • UnCoverUp

    Hard to believe that citizens actually pay these lawyer-lobbyers (lawbyers) good money to ponder such weighty issues. As most bosses would say upon seeing this type of behavior by an employee:

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