90 Miles From Tyranny : SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS CINCO DE MAYO BAN ON AMERICAN FLAG IN CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS!

Monday, April 13, 2015

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS CINCO DE MAYO BAN ON AMERICAN FLAG IN CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS!

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact an appeals court ruling that school officials in California did not violate the free speech rights of students by demanding they remove T-shirts bearing images of the U.S. flag at an event celebrating the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.

The court declined to hear an appeal filed by three students at Live Oak High School in the town of Morgan Hill, south of San Francisco. School staff at the May 5, 2010, event told several students their clothing could cause an incident. Two chose to leave for home after refusing to turn their shirts inside out.

The school had been experiencing gang-related tensions and racially charged altercations between white and Hispanic students at the time. School officials said they feared the imposition of American patriotic imagery by some students at an event where other students were celebrating their pride in their Mexican heritage would incite fights between the two groups.

Lawyers for the students said that the fear that the T-shirts would offend others did not trump free speech rights because the act of wearing the shirts did not rise to the level of incitement to violence.

Three of the affected students – Daniel Galli, Matt Dariano, and Dominic Maciel – were involved in the lawsuit, which was filed on their behalf by their parents.

In the February 2014 ruling, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said...


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7 comments:

  1. Eff em! Cinco De Mayo shouldn't be celebrated at an American school.

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  2. What flag is on the flagpole at that school ? If the American flag offends any of the students, then it's time to send them to Mexico U S born or not. Cinco De Mayo is no big deal anyhow...below is definition of this "holiday"
    .[Literally "the Fifth of May," Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862.]
    Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States of America, by Mexicans and Americans alike, than it is in Mexico. One theory for why it is more popular in the USA is that at one time, it was celebrated in all of Mexico and by Mexicans living in former Mexican territories such as Texas and California. It was ignored in Mexico after a while but still celebrated north of the border, which never got out of the habit of remembering the famous battle................Just another way to appease Mexico

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  3. Needed...10.5 on San Andreas fault...problem (many) solved...jus sayin.

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  4. Needed...10.5 on San Andreas fault...problem (many) solved...jus sayin.

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  5. So much wrong with this.

    The Supremes should have stated that the courts have no justidiction on this issue to decide anything. The school's policy over CHILDREN cannot be seen as a free speech issue. Children have none. This issue should rightly be decided by the PTA and local school board. It is entirely within the school district's authority to establish dress codes, codes of behavior and take effective actions to limit disruptions. Children have no say. If parents want a say, they either have to convince the school to change, or they can remove their kids and make other arrangements for their education. They may even need to move to a district that doesn't have Mexican gangs (My dad did that in the 70's) .

    Schools are a local issue. Federal government and courts should have NO say in them.

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  6. Might as well give Mexifornia back to Mexico and get it over with. Apologies to Sam Houston and Jim Bowie......

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