U.S. top court declines to hear "I (heart sign) boobies" case

by Reuters
Monday, 10 March 2014 13:34 GMT

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a school district's appeal over an attempt by officials to ban breast cancer awareness bracelets bearing the message "I (heart sign) boobies," handing victory to two students who challenged the decision on free speech grounds.

The court's decision not to take up the case means that an August 2013 ruling by the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of students Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez is left intact. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Bill Trott)

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