Over 240 students came to the Courthouse in December to watch the re-enactment of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case involving high school students’ free speech rights.

Judges David Tatel, Sri Srinivasan, and Ketanji Brown Jackson played the roles of the judicial panel, and Judge Tatel’s law clerks presented the arguments and background information.

A program highlight: named plaintiff Mary Beth Tinker was interviewed about her personal experience in the events leading up to this landmark decision, and answered a variety of questions posed by the students.