April 20, 2007
Written by Michael Castellon
Kenneth Starr discussed "Bong Hits and Student Speech: The Limits of Freedom" on Thursday
at the Texas Tech University School of Law.
Starr spoke to Texas Tech School of Law students about the limits of student speech in public schools in the context of his recent involvement in the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case. The case concerns the extent of freedom of speech a student is given before becoming subject to punishment. In this case, a high school senior was suspended for hanging a banner with the message "Bong Hits 4 Jesus."
Starr, currently dean of the Pepperdine University School of Law, formerly served as Solicitor General of the United States and also served as both a federal judge and as a special prosecutor. Starr is a member of numerous professional organizations and boards, including the American Law Institute, the Supreme Court Historical Society, and the American Inns of Court. His latest book, First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life, was published in 2002.