Pickering v. Board of Education

PETITIONER:Marvin L. Pickering
RESPONDENT:Board of Education of Township High School District 205, Will County
LOCATION:Lockport Central High School

DECIDED BY: Warren Court (1967-1969)

CITATION: 391 US 563 (1968)
ARGUED: Mar 27, 1968
DECIDED: Jun 03, 1968
GRANTED: Nov 06, 1967

John F. Cirricione – for the appellee
John Ligtenberg – for the appellant

Facts of the case

Marvin Pickering, a teacher, was a plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the USA regarding the infringement of his constitutional rights. The issue was in that he wrote a letter to the Lockport Herald editor claiming on the assumption of the school board to raise the level of school tax. This writing was evaluated as a complaint on the mentioned decision regarding the division of money on education and sports purposes at school. After that, the order the teacher was dismissed for publishing that letter under the order approved by the Board.