July 16, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday reversed a lower court ruling prohibiting the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles from issuing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag. The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), an organization ...[read more]
July 18, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist John W. Whitehead president of the Rutherford Institute says that the ban on all non-governmental flags in Lexington, Virginia is motivated specifically by the city's intent to eliminate the display of Confederate flags and thus breaches its citizens' freedom of speech ...[read more]
July 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) on Wednesday signaled to the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia that the group will appeal the court's decision to dismiss the SCV's legal challenge to a Lexington city ordinance relating to the display of the Confederate flag on municipal ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Max Slater
A federal judge in Virginia dismissed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging the constitutionality of the city of Lexington's 2011 ordinance banning the Confederate flag from being flown on city poles. The lawsuit, filed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), alleged that the ordinance violates ...[read more]
August 20, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 20, 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment to a Tennessee public high school in a lawsuit brought by three students who claimed the school's ban on wearing the Confederate flag violated their First Amendment rights under ...[read more]
August 26, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Chip Sinton: The National Youth Rights Association disagrees with the Sixth Circuit's ruling in Barr et al. v. Lafon, et al. NYRA disagrees not because we are Confederate sympathizers nor because we support any hateful message implicit in the symbol in question, but because we believe tha... ...[read more]
August 21, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment to a Tennessee public high school in a lawsuit brought by three students who claimed the school's ban on wearing the Confederate flag violated their First Amendment, Equal Protect... ...[read more]
March 24, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
Emory University School of Law Monday announced the launch of a new website on Islam and human rights.... The AALS may move its 2004 Annual Meeting out of Atlanta if the ongoing controversy over use of the Confederate battle emblem in the Georgia state flag isn't resolved. More details from the... ...[read more]

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