The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to review whether Texas’ rejection of a proposed license plate featuring the Confederate flag—a racially divisive emblem from the Civil War era—violated the free-speech rights of the group that wanted the special plates, the Washington Post reports.
Courts are divided over whether government may choose among the political messages requested for state-issued plates or whether such messages should be recognized as the speech of the motorist and entitled to more protection, the Post writes.
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit said that Texas officials were wrong to turn down a request from the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The plate would have featured the group’s logo: a Confederate battle flag framed on all four sides by the words “Sons of Confederate Veterans 1896,” the report says.
Read more at the Washington Post.