Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bong Hits For ONAF

I'm off to Tahiti in a half-hour, but I thought I'd just mention this:

Morse v. Frederick will go down as the second-worst decision the Court has made in 20 years (narrowly losing out to Kelo v. New London). This is an absurd ruling that has no basis in anything approaching legal reasoning. The "prevention of illegal drug use" is the worst excuse yet for the violation of free speech rights.

This is why we shouldn't rely on the Supreme Court to fight our battles for us. The Alaska legislature should have nipped this in the bud by passing a law making it illegal for school administrators to punish off-campus non-school-related student speech. It seems redundant when it's placed next to the First Amendment, but obviously it's not.

The islands call. Later, folks.

Friday, June 01, 2007