Federal Court: School Can Ban U.S. Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo
Chief U.S. District Court Judge James Ware says students at Live Oak High School could be ordered to remove or reverse their flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo because of a reasonable fear that the images could lead to violence.
Students wearing the shirts had sued the Morgan Hill Unified School District on the grounds that their right to free expression had been violated as well as on discrimination because students wearing Mexican flag colors were not censored. Ware rejected both issues.
The Supreme Court in 1969, ruling that students could legally wear black armbands to class to protest the Vietnam War, said schools can bar student expression when there is a threat that there will be disruptions to actual learning.Click here for reuse options!
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