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The ACLU Adds Teenage Exhibitionists to its ‘Distinguished’ Client List

November 4, 2009


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is showing its pubescent side by bringing a lawsuit against a public school involving two teens who posted sexually provocative  photos on an Internet social network site.  

In between segments reporting on the Election Day results, “The Factor” included a brief discussion of this ACLU lawsuit.  Its two legal experts predicted that the lawsuit would not succeed.  Considering some of the activist judges sitting on the federal bench today, I am not so sure.   The ACLU has been very successful in convincing gullible judges to protect so-called constitutional ‘rights’ that the ACLU has made up out of whole cloth.

This teenage version of a “Girls Gone Wild” episode is almost a comical relief from the pro-terrorist lawsuits that the ACLU has become famous for bringing.   However, the school district is not laughing – they have to waste tax payers’ money defending against a frivolous lawsuit that purports to protect the teens’ sexually explicit Internet photos under the First Amendment as some sort of creative expression.

Apparently, at least five girls (inclduing the two involved in this lawsuit) were attending a sleepover during summer break and took photos of each other posing in lingerie and holding phallic-shaped suckers.  According to the ACLU, the Churubusco High School violated the girls’ First Amendment right of free speech when it decided to suspend the girls from cheerleading and other sports for a semester because, in the administration’s judgment, the photos crossed the line of acceptable  behavior for students who sought to represent the school in such extracurricular activities.   The ACLU not only wants to overturn the suspension.  It is also seeking to have all references to the incident expunged from school records and to prevent similar actions in the future.  

Whether the school district acted wisely in making a big deal out of the girls’ summer break escapade may be debatable.  But it should have every right to do so by denying the girls access for a time to extracurricular school privileges, without having to be answerable to the ACLU or to irresponsible parents who were apparently unable to control their kids’ sexually provocative behavior in the first place.

The  Supreme Court has ruled that students can be disciplined for activities that happen outside of school if the school can prove the activities were dangerous or disruptive.  Sexually provocative photos taken by sophomore girls appearing on the Internet, even if available initially to only a select group on a social network, provide a reasonable basis for the school to suspend their school privileges.  Once something is posted on the Internet, it is potentially out there for the whole world connected to the Internet to see.  And photos are cabable of being e-mailed by users of the social network to anyone.

This is how the school system explained its decision:

The multiple pictures brought to school caused a disruption within our athletic teams at the beginning of this year’s seasons. The pictures were highly inappropriate in content and did not reflect the high standards of conduct we expect in our athletes and students who participate in extra-curricular activities.

Students who are athletes at CHS are subject to rules and expectations at a higher level than students choosing not to participate in extra-curricular activities. They represent our school and community through participation in extra-curricular events and sports in our community and other communities when traveling to away events…Voluntary participation on a student’s part in extra-curricular events requires students to abide by the code of conduct and identify their agreement to follow these standards of behaviors.

When students choose to violate extra-curricular expectations, there are consequences.

Left-wing groups like the ACLU too often equate constitutional rights for their clients with there being no consequences for their clients’ actions – whether for their teenage exhibitionist clients or for their far more dangerous terrorist suspect clients.

  1. John Davidson permalink
    November 4, 2009 8:27 am

    If one dollar of the taxpayer’s money supports this subversive group, Congess shall place them alongside ACORN and act accordingly.

  2. Jack Hampton permalink
    November 4, 2009 12:09 pm

    The ACLU is one of the most dangerous organizations in this country. It is a shame that the school must pay to defend there solid position. If any of these girls are members of the National Honor Society that should be stripped as well it is not being mean or unkind but it is teaching that there are consequences for there action. I believe the school will prevail even if appeals were to take place in the notorious 9th circuit. The school is on very solid footing.

  3. Michael van der Galien permalink
    November 4, 2009 2:42 pm

    @Jack Hampton: in their defense, though, the ACLU does something right every couple of years. So they’re not just bad. Sometimes they accidentally do something good.

    • Joseph Klein permalink
      November 4, 2009 3:55 pm

      “the ACLU does something right every couple of years”

      Give some examples.

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      November 5, 2009 3:46 am

      Michael van der Galien
      Yea well Clyde Barrow liked and was very polite to elderly women and John Dillinger was fond of red heads. The ACLU is the most dangerous and onerous organization in the country. It does not matter that they do not kick some ones puppy.

    • Brad Lytle permalink
      November 5, 2009 5:54 am

      Michael, you are most likely sincere, but wrong! Have you studied the ACLU very much? Please check out “THE ACLU VS AMERICA” by Alan Sears and Craig Osten for the facts about the genesis and history of this most evil organization.

      • Jack Hampton permalink
        November 5, 2009 6:10 am

        Correct the ACLU was started by a committed comunist named Baldwin.

  4. Terry permalink
    November 5, 2009 8:14 am

    You only have to look at the hard work the ACLU is doing to protect apostate young (formerly) Muslim teen aged girls in America from being killed by their parents, to see what a great organization this is!

  5. Bill permalink
    November 5, 2009 9:00 am

    If not for the ACLU, who the hell do you all think would be standing up for freedom of speech, of assembly, the right for Unions to organize, and constitutional rights including freedom FROM religion. Politicians? The police? Glen Beck and Lou Dobbs? The televangalists? Don’t make me laugh.
    Yes, I’m a proud member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and consider my dues money well spent to keep fighting the erosion of liberty and the insidious influence of religion in what passes for a secular society.

    I can’t figure the anti ACLU people out- the more rights you lose, the more you cheer on the people and organizations that do it to you. Never mind “Whats wrong with Kansas”…what the hell is wrong with you guys?
    Move Freedom Forward.

    Bill Desmond

  6. Jack Hampton permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:56 am

    Godalmighty I want what ever you have been smoking! Who would be standing up for for union thugs? How about all of the Obama administration and Acorn. They would call in Jimmy Hoffa but well there standing on top of him now along with bunchs of other jailed union racakteers.

    “to keep fighting the erosion of liberty and the insidious influence of religion” Boy you flat draw a blank there they are fighting to stifle the free speech of people of faith which happens to be about 80% of this country. We have rights as well and we do not have to hid in the closet like the scumbag ACLU would have us do. The ACLU stands for every rotten dirty disgusting thing that plagues the nation. The ACLU is a comunist organization founded by a comunist who’s stated goal was to do away with private propert and he openly admited it his name was Baldwin. If you do not know that then you do not know anything.

    Oh yea and if this sounds a little over the edge well it is. I would rather commit adultry than have a damned thing to do with the ACLU.

    • Bill permalink
      November 5, 2009 12:34 pm

      Jack- don’t burst a blood vessel. Commit adultery? Better think about that one for a bit.
      We’re obviously on different side of likely every issue you could name, but that’s what freedom is all about- and I’d defend your right to disagree with me, publicly or privately, any time.

      I’m sure we could find some common ground though. And you’re right- a lot of things are troubling the nation, always have and will continue to do so. Can we continue to have intelligent dialogue that respects the rights of the indivdual to his opinion, and try to forge some path forward?

      It seems that things are dividing on a left right basis more so than ever before. Every man for himself versus some consensus on the common good. I just happen to believe that religion of any stripe is dangerously dividing us, and needs to be kept in the privacy of the family, and not as a matter of public policy. What I’m seeing is the talibanization of America. What many seem to think as a desire to return to simpler times- god and family oriented, I see as a return to the dark ages.

      At any rate, time is getting short I’m afraid- for the country, for co-operation, and for a decent secular society for us all, one that recognizes not only the rights of the individual, but the importance of ensuring human rights and, constitutionally, a complete separation of church (synagogue, mosque, temple etc.) and public institutions and policy. I guess we just see the danger differently.

      But we are all in this together, like it or not. We better think of ways to solve this, or the lights truly will start to go out.


      • In the Know permalink
        November 5, 2009 1:31 pm

        I agree. We need to “fundamentally change” this country to fix the huge mistakes the founding fathers made. We need a new Bill of Rights that guaruntees everyone (whether they are a taxpaying citizen or not) access to free taxpayer funded healthcare, free taxpayer funded housing, free taxpayer funded cars, gas, electricity, food, water. That’s why I am a proud member of the ACLU, SEIU, ACORN, NAMBLA, NEA, AARP, DNC, and many more! If it’s free (taxpayer funded) than it’s for me!!! YAY!!! Now, who am I supposed to vote for to get the free (taxp[ayer funded) stuff?

  7. Jack Hampton permalink
    November 5, 2009 12:02 pm

    That should have been, not have to hide and property, Just cannot type.

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