Texas Can Keep Confederate Flag Off License Plates, Supreme Court Rules

, The National Law Journal

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Texas can keep the Confederate flag off the specialty license plates it issues to drivers. Rejecting a First Amendment claim by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the justices ruled, 5-4, that the license plates are a form of government—not private—speech, thereby giving the state leeway to decide which messages are allowed on the plates.

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