The liberal Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals strikes again.
Via Washington Examiner:
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that school officials in northern California did not violate students’ First Amendment rights by forcing them to remove clothing displaying the U.S. flag on Cinco de Mayo, for fear it would provoke a violent reaction from Hispanic classmates.
“School officials anticipated violence or substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities, and their response was tailored to the circumstances,” Judge M. Margaret McKeown wrote in the opinion for the three-judge Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel. “As a consequence, we conclude that school officials did not violate the students’ rights to freedom of expression, due process, or equal protection.” […]
“School officials have greater constitutional latitude to suppress student speech than to punish it,” McKeown wrote, adding that “officials did not enforce a blanket ban on…
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