A VERY SAD DAY IN AMERICA — Supreme Court Affirms Ruling That Displaying US Flag Is ‘Disruptive’

by Steve Watson, INFOWARS

The Supreme Court has refused to review a case concerning California school
officials banning students from wearing American flag t-shirts for fear of
the garments being ‘disruptive’.

The Supreme court decision was taking behind closed doors Monday. No
explanation was given as to why the case of Dariano vs. Morgan Hill Unified
School District will not be taken further.

The case stems from an incident in 2010 when students were ordered to
remove US flag t-shirts on the Mexican national day Cinco de Mayo. School
officials cited concerns that such displays of patriotism would inflame
racial tensions.

Four students were suspended and sent home, and a blanket ban was enacted,
much to the chagrin of free speech proponents.

Those critics now say that the Supreme Court’s decision to let stand a
Ninth Circuit court ruling restricting free speech in this case affirms a
troubling precedent that displays of patriotism in America can be
prohibited.

“When public school students can’t wear an American flag on a t-shirt
because it might be disruptive, then free speech as we’ve known it is
dead,” said John W. Whitehead, president of rights group The Rutherford
Institute, which was involved in the original district court case.

“If the Supreme Court continues down the road to political correctness,
then eventually anything we say will be treated as threatening as a loaded
gun and deemed just as dangerous.” Whitehead added.

The Ninth Circuit court concluded that a “heckler’s veto” theory could be
applied to the case, essentially allowing the government to restrict free
speech to maintain order.

While the court acknowledged that other students wearing Mexican flag
colors and symbols were within their right to do so, it simultaneously
ruled that American flag apparel could be prohibited, despite the fact that
no breakdown in order had occurred.

“It’s unjust, it’s discretionary, it’s politicized,” Robert Joseph Muise,
the plaintiff’s lead counsel for the conservative American Freedom Law
Center, told NBC Bay Area Monday morning. “The 9th circuit set a horrible
precedent. Why? I don’t know and they won’t tell me.”

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The Ninth Circuit court concluded that a “heckler’s veto” theory could be
applied to the case, essentially allowing the government to restrict free
speech to maintain order.

While the court acknowledged that other students wearing Mexican flag
colors and symbols were within their right to do so, it simultaneously
ruled that American flag apparel could be prohibited, despite the fact that
no breakdown in order had occurred.

“It’s unjust, it’s discretionary, it’s politicized,” Robert Joseph Muise,
the plaintiff’s lead counsel for the conservative American Freedom Law
Center, told NBC Bay Area Monday morning. “The 9th circuit set a horrible
precedent. Why? I don’t know and they won’t tell me.”

Source: www.redflagnews.com

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