Court: School OK to demand removal of American flag shirts Staff
Posted: Feb 27, 2014 4:43 PM

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a public school in California did not violate its students' First Amendment rights when the school asked them, on Cinco de Mayo, to remove shirts featuring the American flag.

In a unanimous opinion (posted here), a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's summary judgment that Live Oak High School in Morgan, Calif., acted properly when it intervened with the students, saying the school reasonably expected violence could erupt.