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Texas Matters: Confederate Flag Barred From Texas Plates

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On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on Walker v. The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. In a five-to-four ruling the high court found that the Texas state government can reject the Confederate Veterans specialty license plate. The court ruled that the plates were a form of government speech and rejecting the confederate plate was within the state’s freedom of speech.

The issue is now resolved but not to the satisfaction of all. Marshall Davis is the spokesperson for the Sons of Confederate Veterans Texas Division. 

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi