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This trial, based on the Black 14 incident at the University of Wyoming was writted and donated by Don Morris and used in the 2009 Wyoming High School Mock Trial Competition.
Williams, Hamilton & McGee v. Eaton (1969)
In 1969, the University of Wyoming’s Black Student Alliance called on the school's black football players to take part in a symbolic protest of the practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by wearing black arm bands during the football game against Brigham Young University. The protesters were removed from the team and lost their scholarships. This mock trial, rich in First Amendment issues, is set to take place the night before the football game as an evidentiary hearing before the Board of Trustees of the University of Wyoming.