On Friday, July 31, 2015, in Danville, Virginia — the last capital of the Confederate States of America — U.S District Court Judge Jackson Kiser presided over a court hearing about whether the Commonwealth of Virginia could ban the display of the confederate flag on DMV-issued license plates. The Sutherlin Mansion in Danville, Virginia, the last capital of the Confederacy, is now the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History and is a short walk down Main Street from the US District Court. Specifically, the question was whether the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing Texas to ban the confederate flag from its license plates in Texas also applied to Virginia. Pursuant to an older 2001 decision from the Fourth Circuit, Virginia was prohibited from disallowing an image of the confederate flag on vanity license plates for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Fourth Circuit had held that Virginia’s rule was an impermissible content-based restriction (viewpoint discrimination) under the First Amendment. Since then, nearly 1602 Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates have been issued for cars and motorcycles.In March 2015, however, the Supreme Court held that Texas’s specialty license plate design constitutes government speech, and therefore content-based restrictions on the… Read full this story
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