First Amendment Supreme Court Cases in Florida

In 2006 the Miami-Dade County school district banned Vamos a Cuba (A Visit to Cuba) from school libraries. After going through the review process the recommendation was to keep the title. The Board ignored the advice and had the book removed. Read the post for the entire story.

“The ACLU of Florida has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review two decisions in two cases brought by the ACLU against two separate Florida school districts – both of which will be before the justices for review in late September.

“Both lawsuits are First Amendment claims; one is against the Miami-Dade School District for banning a children’s book, and the second against the Palm Beach School District for forcing a student to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance even though he wanted to remain seated in silent protest.”

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