9th Circuit Decides Schools Can Ban American Flag Shirts to Keep Mexican Students from Getting Violent

9th Circuit Decides Schools Can Ban American Flag Shirts to Keep Mexican Students from Getting Violent

Welcome to Obama’s America, where American flag shirts are banned because they may cause a fight:

It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing on Sept. 17 — Constitution Day.

“[N]o further petitions shall be permitted,” the court ordered.

The trouble dates back to Cinco de Mayo (May 5) in 2010, when officials at Live Oak High — a school with a predominant Mexican-American student body — forced the students to remove their American flag-festooned shirts. Administrators called the shirts “incendiary” and worried that fighting would break out between white and Latino students if Latino students noticed the shirts. So, assistant principal Miguel Rodriguez told the students to turn their shirts inside out or leave school.

I wrote about this earlier at All American Blogger:

Here, let me make a couple changes, and see if decision is still acceptable:

The trouble dates back to right before spring break in 2010, when officials at Live Oak High — a school with a predominant male student body — forced the female students to cover their shorty shorts with a longer skirt. Administrators called the shorts “incendiary” and worried that rapes would break out between male and female students if male students noticed the shorts. So, assistant principal Miguel Rodriguez told the students to cover their shorts or leave school.

Suddenly, this decision won’t appeal to liberals as much.  Suddenly we’re blaming the victims.

They painted themselves in a bit of a corner, no?

Hat Tip:  Young Cons

Duane Lester

Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.

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