The reason I’ve chosen to support the majority opinion is because of the fact that it was a school sponsored newspaper. I think this gives the school the right to take out those pages and also because of the nature of the articles. These articles would have assuredly been a inconvenience and distraction for the students of the school. Because these articles violated the rights of several others, it was on everyone’s best interest that they were removed.
In this case I tended toward a looser interpretation of the first opinion because of the situation. Although students have rights, there is a need for certain rights be be restricted to avoid disruptions and frenzies among the student body. This is one case where I believe the school was using these restrictions properly to protect the rights of others and the best interest of the majority. And although the school newspaper is a form of public expression the newspaper was school sponsored therefore the school had every right to alter the paper.
The factors that most influenced my decision were the irresponsibility with concealing the identities of the interviewees in the school article and also the criticism of a students parents. The people in the interviews were supposed to have their identities concealed and were under that impression when conducting the interview, the principle were protecting these people when he realized the identities were poorly hidden and he pulled the article. When the article about divorce was said to have targeted a students parents for criticism it was absolutely the responsible thing for the principle for to pull this article as well.
I, , write this opinion to support the majority opinion on the case of T.M. vs State of Florida.
My opinion on this case is that the curfew that this town had set was extremely overbearing of the local government. There are too many situations I can think of that could require a person below the age of 18 to go out past 11 to do something, and beyond that it’s just ridiculous to say they don’t have the right to. In the end this ends up costing both the minor and their