Court OKs Ban on Flag T-Shirts

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a Northern California high school's ban on students wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo was permitted, as the school's concern for racial violence took precedence over the students' rights to freedom of expression. The school had ordered the students wearing American flag t-shirts to turn them inside out because the school had a history of difficulties between its white and Latino students on that holiday. The court's decision was unanimous.