The court was right; the kid has a right to express even offensive and boorish opinions.
The real story is that some poor seventh grader got brainwashed by his parent's sick delusions and dragged into a protracted court battle as a pawn for the moonbat left. I was around that age when Clinton was first elected; I was aware my parents didn't exactly like him but they certainly didn't shove it down my throat like this kid's parents did. Even if they had there's no way in he** they'd have let me wear a shirt like that with Clinton (or anyone else) on it.
Really..... the "right" for a child to express himself miraculously appeared in the constitution about the same time abortion became a right in 1973?
Too bad I graduated just before that. Girls could only wear skirts...that touched the floor when kneeling. No culottes were allowed unless they had the flap in the front and back, looking like a skirt. Boys could not wear jeans. Nor could they wear t-shirts at all, as I recall.
Tennis shoes were for gym class. Jeans could not be worn at post game dances. Lockers were searched if and whenever the principle felt like it. You could not leave the school grounds during lunch without special written excuse from your parent.
If you were tardy a certain number of times, you got detention. If you were a smart mouth, you were sent to the principle's office and were usually given detention. Parents were notified of all of the above, which meant you were in more trouble at home.
We were taught history, geography, government, english, math, reading/literature, science and basic health/hygiene. When we graduated from high school we knew more than most college graduates of today.
We were kids. There were rules. The rules were enforced. We learned.
And all of this in a public school before 1973.
The court was quite wrong. Schools are not free speech zones. The speech is not allowed to be disruptive to the learning environment. The F-word or a racial slur on a shirt would be disruptive to the learning environment. So would this shirt.
BS Kids do not have 1st amendment rights at schools