The controversy over the public display of a Confederate flag at South Carolina’s capitol has given new life to some old arguments about state-level protections given to Confederate flag-related items.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the broad implications of Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling about messages on license plates.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday that the state of Texas has the right to ban a specialty license design that features the Confederate battle flag.
Among the most controversial of all Supreme Court decisions has its 25th anniversary this month, when a divided Court in June 1989 allowed flag burning as protected free speech. So how did the Court choose to make an unpopular decision about an American institution?
It was 50 years ago today that the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case about contraception use by married couples that laid the groundwork for a constitutional “right to privacy” in the United States.