Supreme Court May Have the Final Word on “Boobies”
The “I Heart Boobies” controversy may be going to the Supreme Court—NBC 10 reports the Easton Area School District board voted Tuesday night to appeal an appellate court ruling that overturned its ban on bracelets containing the phrase.
The case started in 2010 when two girls, then ages 12 and 13, challenged the school’s ban on the bracelets designed to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.
The students, Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez, said they merely hoped to promote awareness of the disease at their middle school. They filed a lawsuit when they were suspended for defying the ban by sporting the bracelets on their school’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
In August, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision in favor of the girls, agreeing that the district didn’t prove the bracelets are disruptive.
SCOTUS, of course, must decide whether to accept the case. It may be months before we find out if it will.