That one didn't work, but I found a reference to Bush on MSNBC.
Civil rights, financial liability
Frederick chose to display the banner during a school-sanctioned event to watch the Olympic torch relay as it passed through Juneau on its way to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Morse saw the banner, confronted Frederick and suspended him. Frederick said she doubled the suspension to 10 days when he quoted Thomas Jefferson on free speech.
Frederick, helped by the American Civil Liberties Union, sued the principal and the Juneau school district. He lost in federal district court, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Frederick's rights were violated and that Morse could be held financially liable for her actions.
Among the factors that could weigh in the decision, Frederick was standing on public property, not school grounds when he displayed the banner. The school said students were allowed to leave class to see the torch pass by, making the event school-sanctioned. Frederick, however, never made it to school that day before the event.
So, to understand, this guy cuts school, but ends up at an event across the street from the school, where the students are at a school sanctioned event, with a provocative banner. Principal tears it down and suspends the kid. He gets mouthy and quotes Jefferson so she doubles the suspension.
The kid was truant, and disruptive. She was within her powers to suspend him, but probably not in ripping down the banner. The only way she can defend this would be if she wasn't aware that he was not in school that day.
What was accomplished by this young man's testing of his rights?
This kid's actions cost his father his job. The father worked for the company that insured the school. Of course the father sued and won $200,000, so that's a win.
The principal will most likely be forced to pay punitive damages, and she will probably lose her job.
It's a sure bet that if he's successful, or even if he's not, there will be copycat demonstrations around the country at school sanctioned events.
The schools won't allow the children out to see an event like this again.
Sounds to me like the perfect way to end a beautiful policy. Score one for personal liberty.