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Ninth Circuit Court Denies Rehearing Of American Flag Case

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

On September 17, 2014, the Ninth Circuit denied a petition for rehearing by the full court (en banc) of a decision upholding a school district’s ban on the wearing of American flag shirts on a California high school campus in 2010 during Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)—a Mexican holiday.  The school district claimed that it was concerned that the speech—the wearing of the flag shirts—would cause the Mexican students to engage in disruptive behavior in response to the speech.

Rutherford Institute Asks Ninth Circuit To Reconsider Its Ruling On American Flag Shirts

Mar 14th, 2014 | By

Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that schools in California could ban the wearing of American flag T-shirts during the Cinco de Mayo holiday celebration because it might offend Mexican students. The Rutherford Institute, one of the oldest religious freedom groups in the U.S., has filed an appeal to the Ninth Circuit to reconsider its ruling.