WASHINGTON D.C. -- It's a supreme slap in the face for the plaintiffs. The kids who slapped-on American flag t-shirts for a Cinco de Mayo school event back in 2010 will not get to talk it over with the high court.
The justices decided to let an appellate court ruling stand: that freedom of speech was not violated for the three students from Morgan Hill (south of San Francisco) when they were told to remove their American flag t-shirts for the school event. The appellate decision said that school officials acted out of legitimate concern of violence, and the Supreme Court agrees. Apparently the event was held during a time when gang-related tensions between white and Hispanic students were high.
The kids' parents filed the case. You could say that they insist their kids shouldn’t have been flagged.