"Bong Hits 4 Jesus": Constitutional?

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A 14-foot banner with that inscription, held up across the street from an Alaska high school in 2002, is at the center of the first Supreme Court case in nearly 20 years to address student expression. It was a 14-year-old high school student who hoisted the banner and got suspended as a result, but the case could affect all students, the Student Press Law Center says. The court heard oral arguments on the case yesterday. Kenneth Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton, is arguing on behalf of the school. His claim yesterday: Advertising bong hits is not kosher, as it undermines the war on drugs, Slate's Dahlia Lithwick reports.