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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