Supreme Court of the United States and U.s. District Court

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1. After viewing the tutorials on finding a case in Westlaw, please locate the following legal sources. Give the proper Bluebook citation for the source and also one paragraphs summary of its contents 1. Case: 393 U.S. 503 [the case came out in 1969]

A group of students in Des Moines school sued the school for depriving rights of their expression of the Vietnam War. They were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to support peace in the Vietnam War while on the campus premises. The U.S. District Court of Southern District of Iowa ruled that the school's action was deemed reasonable according to school discipline. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed with no opinion. 383 F.2d 988. The U.S. Supreme Court reversed that suspension of the students in the protest activity was unconstitutional in denial of the freedom of expression of the First Amendment (U.S. Const. Amend. I), Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Comm. School Dist., 393 U.S. 50. (1969). 2.Case: 655 S.E.2d 232

Leilani Capp, a grandmother of a 10 months old infant, Brian Hunter Sykes filed lawsuit against Carlito's Mexican Bar & Grill #1, Inc. for punitive damages that resulted in a 10 month old infant injury under Georgia's Dram Shop Act O.C.Ga. Code § 51-1-40 (2010). The bar knowingly sold alcohol to the child's mother that drove a vehicle and was intoxicated at the time of the purchase which caused her infant son being thrown out of the vehicle in water. However, It raised issue that Capp did not have the right to recover medical expenses for her grandchild's injury before final adoption. The court ruled that only the natural parent Leilani Raker and his biological father have the obligation to such right. Even so, the natural parent given up the rights after the happening of the accident. The trial court granted defendant's summary of judgment that Capp can not claim damages under such rule and evidence shown that Raker, infant's mother was not intoxicated at the...
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