I’ve tried to get psyched up about these cases, but I just can’t do it.

The bottom line on Morse v. Frederick, No. 06–278 (U.S. June 25, 2007) (the “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case) is that students are hereafter restrained from speech “that a reasonable observer would interpret as advocating illegal drug use,” but are not restrained from speech that “that can plausibly be interpreted as commenting on any political or social issue, including speech on issues such as ‘the wisdom of the war on drugs or of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use.'” Morse, slip op. at 1 (Alito, J., concurring, joined by Kennedy, J.).

Regarding Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc., No. 06–969 (U.S. June 25, 2007) (the campaign finance case), the Court held that “issue advocacy” advertisements could be aired within thirty days of a federal primary election or within sixty days of a federal general election.