Ninth Circuit Thinking To Reconsider US Flag T-Shirt Case
In May of 2010,faculty at Live Oak High School, ordered students wearing American Flag t-shirts to either remove their t-shirts or turn them inside out. School administrators stated they made the decision to avoid conflict with Hispanic students leading up to Cinco De Mayo. The plaintiffs (whom have since graduated high school) allege that the ban infringed upon their first amendment right of free speech. The school cites to student safety because of a history of conflict between Hispanic and Caucasian students over celebration of the holiday. The District Court for Northern California agreed with the school; however, the parents appealed and 9th Circuit Appeals panel recently heard oral argument.
You can read more about the case here.