SCOTUS Rejects Appeal By US Flag-Wearing California Students On Cinco De Mayo…


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Diversity and tolerance trump the First Amendment.


The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school.

The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place an appellate ruling that found that school officials acted appropriately because their concerns about racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday.

The onetime students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California, argued that school officials gave a “heckler’s veto” to the objecting students.

The brother and sister who won a landmark Vietnam era student speech case at the Supreme Court also supported the appeal.

2 thoughts on “SCOTUS Rejects Appeal By US Flag-Wearing California Students On Cinco De Mayo…

  1. It doesn’t matter what the” holiday” is, if an American Citizen wants to wear a shirt, pants, jacket, hat with an American Flag on it- if they want an American Flag tattooed on themselves- they have that right under the Constitution- which trumps any school rules. Freedom of of Speech, Freedom of Expression, and if the SCOTUS can’t or won’t enforce our laws, then it’s time to replace them- we as American Citizens have the power and authority to do that also. Read the Constitution people -and I suggest quickly.

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