U.S. Supreme Moot Court
A.L.K., a minor, et al. v. Kimbert Kaukl and River Valley School Board, et al.

March 2010 / U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

On the docket:

A.L.K. v. Kaukl

A Wisconsin public school principal disallows a school chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance from marching in the annual homecoming parade. When one student takes it upon herself to march anyway, she is disciplined. Is this a case of freedom of speech and equal protection under the law or an simple act of noncompliance worthy of suspension?

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General Supreme Court and Precedent Links-

Oyez, Supreme Court Multimedia
Landmark Cases

First Amendment Center

Applicable State Law-

Wisconsin Law-
Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations

River Valley School District Policy-
River Valley Schools Policy Manual

Supplementary Links on Case Content-

Gay-Straight Alliance
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions
Explanation of Qualified Immunity

 Comments to the author: Mr. Jason Hollenberger

River Valley High School
Mr. Hollenberger

(7/14/09 jph)