Papish v. Board of Curators of the University of Missouri

410 U.S. 667 (1973).

A United States Supreme Court opinion in which the Court held that a college student could not be expelled for a political cartoon in a newspaper.  The student had drawn the cartoon depicting a cop raping the Statute of Liberty in an underground newspaper and had also used the word “mother-fucker” in the article.

The Court held that the student’s conduct constituted protected speech and disciplining the student for engaging in protected speech violated the First Amendment.

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