Supreme Court Takes On Case Involving Confederate-Flag License Plates

A new Georgia license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag. Georgia Department of Revenue/AP
A new Georgia license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag.
Georgia Department of Revenue/AP

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving the image of a Confederate flag on a license plate and decide how much control state governments can exert over slogans and messages on vehicle tags. The court will hear an appeal from the state of Texas, which refused five years ago to approve a specialty plate for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, including a logo of a Confederate battle flag surrounded by the group’s name and the year 1896.

After hearing public comments, the state motor vehicle authority rejected the request, explaining that “many members of the general public find the design offensive,” and associate the flag “with organizations advocating expressions of hate…”

Read the rest of the story from NBC News.

SOURCE: TIME Magazine

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