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May 15, 2013

”Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”
ABOUT TWO DOZEN children of Supreme Court and Office of the State Court Administrator employees participated in this year’s ”Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” in Tallahassee. The kids learned about what their parents do at work, toured the Supreme Court building, and participated in mock oral arguments in the courtroom with the students playing the roles of the lawyers and the justices. The older students reargued the famous 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines case in which students were suspended for wearing peace-sign adorned black arm bands to protest the Vietnam War that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court holding that “students do not shed their constitutional rights at the school house gates.” The younger students debated a case involving the banning of books in a school library. Justice Barbara Pariente welcomed the students to the court and helped lead them through the oral arguments.

[Revised: 06-04-2013]