CA: Court backs school in flag-tee dispute

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November 13, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"A Morgan Hill high school principal reasonably feared violence on campus when he saw a group of students wearing American flags on their shirts on Cinco de Mayo, and he did not violate their freedom of speech by telling them to turn the shirts inside out or go home, a federal judge has ruled. Citing past clashes between Mexican American and Anglo students over their clothing on the Mexican holiday, Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware of San Francisco said school officials 'reasonably forecast that (the shirts) could cause a substantial disruption' and were entitled to take steps to prevent it." [editor's note: Can you say "unconstitutional prior restraint?" - SAT] (11/12/11)  

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