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Bell v. U-Board of Education (32 )

Significance, Performing Arts Censorship


Megara Bell et al.


The U-32 Board of Education

Plaintiff's Claim

That the board of education had violated the First Amendment rights of the students.

Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff

Alan Rosenfield

Chief Defense Lawyer

Robert H. Opel

U.S. District Judge

Chief Judge Coffrin


U.S. District Court, District of Vermont

Date of Decision

17 March 1986


The school board did not violate the First Amendment rights of the students.


West's Encyclopedia of American Law. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1998.

Further Readings

  • Lieberman, Jethro K. The Evolving Constitution. Random House, 1992.
  • Seidman, Louis M., Gerald R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet. Constitutional Law. Little, Brown and Company, 1986.

Additional topics

Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1981 to 1988