Justices rule for Texas in dispute over Confederate flag license plate

Posted at 9:54 AM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-18 11:41:32-04

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, rejecting a free-speech challenge.

The court said Thursday that Texas can limit the content of license plates because they are state property and not the equivalent of a bumper sticker.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans had sought a Texas plate bearing its logo with the battle flag. A state board rejected it over concerns that the license plate would offend many Texans.

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