THE CASE The thing the brought the case to court is that that on Thursday and Friday 16 and 17 Dec. 1965. John Tinker(15 years old) his sister Mary Tinker(13 years old), and Christopher Echardt (16 years old) decide along with their parents to protest the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands on their Des Moines school, during Christmas holiday season. The principal of Des Moines school districts resolved that all students wearing armbands be asked to remove them or face suspension.
The wearing of armbands was “closely afin to pure speech” and protected by the first Amendment .
The principle had failed to show the forbidden conduct would substantially interfere with appropriate school discipline.
Petitioners were aware of the regulation that the school authorities adopted.the problem is the 2 high schools guy and one junior school girl wear armbands. They hope to change is the all this kids take armbands and not make no big problem.
They were asking for an injunction, an order from the court to stop the school district from enforcing its rule against black armbands and interfering with free speech.
The other thing request was norninal damages. That means that only a very small amount of money was sought for violation of the plaintiff’s civil rights-one dollar
They also asked for the costs associated with bringing the case to court.
Des Moines not only banned any type of armbands. They banned any type of armband.
This decision change our world because now anybody could express them self anyway they want .
Tinker family took the case to the supreme court and two justices decided that Des Moines was in violation of the first and fourteenth Amendments