Ruling on U.S. flag raises questions about students' free-speech rights

Article subtitle: 
Supreme Court lets stand punishment of students who wore American flag on Cinco de Mayo
Article CAIRCO note: 
Our American flag was pulled down, stomped on, and the Flag of Mexico hoisted above it by these hyphenated Mexican-American students. Why are we allowing foreign celebrations in our U.S. schools while disrespecting our flag & country?
Article author: 
David G. Savage
Article publisher: 
LA Times
Article date: 
31 March 2015
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday ... 

The court's action has the effect of upholding school officials who said they acted because they feared an outbreak of fighting between white and Mexican [now hyphenated by media] 'American' students ...

Many school officials in recent years have told students they may not wear the Confederate flag on their clothing at school or display anti-gay messages.

The case of Dariano vs. Morgan Hill Unified School District drew greater attention because an American flag was considered the provocative message [CAIRCO Emphasis] ...

Related: Opinion L.A.: Mexican flag, si; American flag, no?
Court opinion here

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