Is The Confederate Flag Free Speech?


A debate over the Confederate flag has made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Texas is trying to keep the flag off specialized license plates. So, do states have the right to ban the Confederate flag?

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A Test of Free Speech and Bias, Served on a Plate From Texas
” The next great First Amendment battleground is just six inches high. It is a license plate bearing the Confederate flag.”

Let’s Stop Pretending the Confederate Flag Isn’t a Symbol of Racism
“I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen a Confederate flag: walking through my cousin’s Atlanta suburb, on a road trip passing through rural Maryland, and in history textbooks.”

Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.
“Whether the messages and images that appear on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from any requirement of viewpoint neutrality;”

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