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Bong Hits 4 Jesus: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska's Capital
by James C. Foster
University of Alaska Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-1-60223-090-3 | Paper: 978-1-60223-089-7
Library of Congress Classification KF229.M67F67 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 342.730853

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In January 2002, for the first time, the Olympic Torch Relay visited Alaska on its way to the Winter Games. When the relay runner and accompanying camera cars passed Juneau-Douglas High School, senior Joseph Frederick and several friends unfurled a fourteen-foot banner reading "BONG HiTS 4 JESUS."


An in-depth look at student rights within a public high school, this book chronicles the events that followed: Frederick's suspension, the subsequent suit against the school district, and, ultimately, the escalation of a local conflict into a federal case. Brought to life through interviews with the principal figures in the case, Bong Hits 4 Jesus is a gripping tale of the boundaries of free speech in an American high school.

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