Monday, March 23, 2015

SCOTUS: Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.

Via Billy

Issue: (1) Whether the messages and images that appear on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from any requirement of viewpoint neutrality; and (2) whether Texas engaged in “viewpoint discrimination” by rejecting the license-plate design proposed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, when Texas has not issued any license plate that portrays the Confederacy or the Confederate Battle Flag in a negative or critical light.



  1. I have ten ancestors who fought at the behest of Texas in Mr. Lincoln's war. All of them, along with thousands of other Texans, deserve thanks and recognition from the state rather than being shunned. As a 6th generation Texan, I am ashamed that Texas is denying the men who fought and died for Texas, Confederate States of America.

    1. As am I, Sir but we shall carry on and never forget.