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Student Wins

Federal judge: Student had right to wear Confederate clothing By David L. Hudson Jr. First Amendment Center research attorney 06.09.05 A West Virginia high school student had a First Amendment right to wear Confederate flag clothing to school, a federal judge recently ruled. Noting a “sea of interpretations about what the flag represents,” the judge [...]

Ban Lifted

Schools Ban Confederate T-Shirts Shingler v. Seminole County Sch. Dist., No. 6:01-CV-36-WLS (N.D. Ga. 2001) The Seminole County Board of Education banned the wearing of t-shirts displaying the confederate flag or any "reference to race" even though there have never been any incidents of student unrest due to t-shirts. The ACLU filed suit on behalf [...]