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Old 02-25-2020, 08:49 AM
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Fighting back in Wisconsin

First Amendment protecting the Second

A Wisconsin high school has been hit with a federal lawsuit alleging it is
violating the constitutional rights of two students by forbidding them from wearing
T-shirts on campus that depict guns in a "non-threatening, non-violent manner."

The lawsuit was filed in Milwaukee federal court by the mothers of two students at
Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wisconsin, who are self-described gun enthusiasts,
avid hunters and supporters of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.


Monroe said precedent has already been established in Wisconsin on the issue of whether
T-shirts depicting guns are protected under the First Amendment.

In November 2018, Monroe represented Matthew Schoenecker, a student at Markesan High
School in Markesan, Wisconsin, who was barred from wearing to school a T-shirt with guns
and other weapons spelling out word love.

Schoenecker filed a federal lawsuit claiming his First Amendment rights were violated.

A federal judge rejected the school principal's motion to dismiss the lawsuit and granted the
student a preliminary injunction, ruling the student would likely prevail based on the merits of
his case against the principal.

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