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a cross-referenced encyclopedia of current events is an encyclopedia of current events, with over 15,000 pages of current news headlines.

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Some readers may be familiar with the 1969 U.S. Supreme Court case " Tinker v. Des Moines". It established that public school students and teachers do not "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate". I was the first-named petitioner in that case. Mary Beth Tinker, who is my sister, and our friend Christopher Eckhardt were also named petitioners in the case.

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(I apologize for being somewhat cryptic there, but it is an attempt to impede robotic activity toward my email address. Every page on the site has a "contact us" link, which can also be used to contact me directly. Thank you for your patience.)

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