Code Of Laws Impacting School Discipline

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Discipline in Schools
A Legal Guide
Hierarchy of Laws Impacting School Discipline
Federal Level Constitutional Rights
Freedom of Speech
The First Amendment, U.S. Constitution
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Search and Seizures
The Fourth Amendment, U.S. Constitution
The right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Due Process of Law
The Fifth Amendment, U.S. Constitution
No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within it jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.…
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