Saturday, July 19, 2014

Meanwhile, In Texas...

...a court ruled that the state can't ban Confederate flags on license plates:

According to the Los Angeles Times, there was a 2-1 ruling in the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that the Texas department violated the First Amendment rights of the Sons of Confederate Veterans group when they rejected their specialty license plate application in 2011. The majority vote made by the court stated that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles “engaged in impermissible viewpoint discrimination.”

Last April U.S. Judge Ann Sparks ruled that the state had the right to reject the plates, but now that ruling has been overturned.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Hoo boy, THAT is going to stir the pot!!!