Tuesday, March 30, 2004

More t-shirt trouble-making at a Virginia high school

The Richmond paper reports here ("Rebel flag stirs unease," 3/30/04) that, mysteriously, a group of students came to school in Campbell County wearing rebel flags, for which 15 were suspended.

Perhaps there will be some litigation, but the prospects for the students are not so good as if they had been wearing NRA or anti-abortion t-shirts. The employee with the Confederate flag stickers lost the Coburg Dairy case before the Fourth Circuit, which apparently has since been vacated for reconsideration en banc. (I thought at the time that case was wrong on the removal issues, since there was no federal question, but the discussion there might have some bearing on a Confederate flag case with real Constitutional issues.)

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