Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. v. Vandergriff, et al., No. 13-50411 (5th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff filed suit alleging that the Board violated its First Amendment right to free speech when it denied plaintiff's application for a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag. The district court concluded that the Board had made a reasonable, content-based regulation of private speech. The court concluded that speech on specialty license plates is private speech and that the Board impermissibly discriminated against plaintiff's viewpoint when it denied the specialty license plate. Accordingly, the court reversed the judgment of the district court and remanded.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on July 28, 2015.