Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District/Concurrence White

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District
Concurrence by Byron White
Court Documents
Case Syllabus
Opinion of the Court
Concurring Opinions
Stewart
White
Dissenting Opinions
Black
Harlan
Linked case(s):
413 U.S. 15
478 U.S. 675
484 U.S. 260

United States Supreme Court

393 U.S. 503

Tinker  v.  Des Moines Independent Community School District

 Argued: Nov. 12, 1968. --- Decided: Feb 24, 1969


Mr. Justice WHITE, concurring.

While I join the Court's opinion, I deem it appropriate to note, first, that the Court continues to recognize a distinction between communicating by words and communicating by acts or conduct which sufficiently impinges on some valid state interest; and, second, that I do not subscribe to everything the Court of Appeals said about free speech in its opinion in Burnside v. Byars, 363 F.2d 744, 748 (C.A.5th Cir. 1966), a case relied upon by the Court in the matter now before us.

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