If children possess moral and political rights against the state, theories about these rights have scarcely progressed beyond first principles. The state must retain power to regulate education and some aspects of family life. Parents sometimes have a final say concerning what a child may do and experience. Professor Garvey offers an account of the way in which these and other realities shape the child's rights of free expression under the first amendment.
John H. Garvey, Children and the First Amendment, 57 TEX. L. REV. 321 (1979).