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By Robert Lane

In a 1969 landmark case, the united states excellent courtroom governed that the suspension of pupil for protesting the Vietnam battle violated the 1st modification. On what grounds do public tuition scholars benefit First modification safeguard? the writer stories the hindrances of this crucial factor and indicates a mixture of safety and autonomy for college kids.

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58 Here, public indifference becomes the culprit, rather than adults who pursue a hidden agenda or are driven by invidious motives. For child advocates, then, adults must find better ways to serve and protect children, rather than foolishly liberating them to fend for themselves. 59 The Emergence of Children's Rights 29 Not surprisingly, child advocates offer a different historical reading of the Progressive child-reform efforts. They deem several of these to have largely succeeded, and they believe that Progressive child savers significantly improved the lot of children, in spite of acknowledged flaws.

107 Likewise, in 1979 the Court struck down a state statute requiring parental consent for minors seeking an abortion. lOB The Court reiterated that children are not immune to constitutional protection merely on account of their age. 109 As a whole, these sexuality rulings reveal the Court's preference for protection over autonomy. The decisions regarding pornography and obscenity justify a lower constitutional threshold in order to protect children. Given their innocence, immaturity, and vulnerability, social integration requires broad protective powers.

S. society, child liberators offer a devastating critique of both the motives and accomplishments of the Progressive child reformers. They argue that the agencies and institutions established by the reformers have performed dismally, contributing significantly to the oppression and victimization of children. Furthermore, they challenge the premises underpinning the Progressive reforms, as well as the true motives and intentions of the child savers. Andrew Platt's influential critique of the juvenile justice system illustrates a revisionist assessment of the Progressive reforms.

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