FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION - DRESS CODE
In 2008 the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the dress code adopted by Clark County School District did not violate student rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The suit was brought after students at Liberty High School faced punishment for violating the new dress code that required them to wear khaki bottoms and a solid-colored shirt without any logos or printed messages beside the school logo. The court decided that the school district could adopt the policy in the interest of increasing achievement, promoting safety and enhancing a positive school environment and that students could “express themselves through other and traditional methods of communication throughout the school day.”
(The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction over Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington as well as Nevada).