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Important vocabulary (•)

As you read the background summary of the Tinker case, look for the important vocabulary words that are italicized.  When you come to one of those terms, look at this page for its definition.  Then, check to see if you understand the definition by either sketching a picture of what you think it means, or by putting it in your own words.  Feel free to add terms from the reading that you would like to practice.

  • protest
    Definition: To oppose or object to
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  • sued (to sue)
    Definition: To seek a remedy for a grievance or complaint in court
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  • violated (to violate)
    Definition: To break or disregard (a law or promise, for example)
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  • symbolic speech
    Definition: Conduct that is intended to convey a particular message which is likely to be understood by those viewing it
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  • disrupt
    Definition: To throw into confusion or disorder
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  • appealed (to appeal)
    Definition: To formally request that a lower court decision be examined and reconsidered by a higher court
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  • constitutional
    Definition: In agreement with the principles set forth in the constitution of a nation or state
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<Tinker v. Des Moines