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Non-Participation in the National Anthem

Posted by Gregory J. Guercio | Oct 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

In light of the various forms of public protest recently taken across the country by professional athletes and sports team owners, many administrators and board members have asked whether similar conduct is permissible at school – specifically, whether students and staff have the right to kneel or sit as a form of political protest while the national anthem is played at a school-sponsored sporting event. This issue implicates the first amendment rights of students and staff. Guercio & Guercio, LLP clients may access the full memorandum on the client portal.

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