Officials at Minnesota's Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Junior High School decided that not only should students say the pledge of allegiance each morning but that all students, even those who did not wish to recite the pledge should be required to stand during it. Several students were disciplined for not standing, so fourteen-year-old Bishop Edens decided he would not stand either. Officials suspended him and sent him home, but quickly reversed themselves after discovering that requiring students to stand is unconstitutional.
The new framework aims to keep everyone learning at the same level for as long as possible.
Punishing players for kneeling, or not kneeling, is a First Amendment violation at public universities.
“Our only job today, is to give the law’s terms their ordinary meanings and, in that small way, ensure that the federal government does not exceed its statutory license.”