Did a Northern California school violate the First Amendment rights of three students when it sent them home for wearing American Flag shirts on Cinco De Mayo three years ago?
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will begin hearing that case today.
Sacramento attorney Bill Portanova says the entire case boils down to one important issue.
"The fact that the American Flag on a high school campus could be seen as something so provocative," Portanova said.
Portanova says Live Oak High School, 20 miles south of San Jose, was just trying to keep the peace -- but made the mistake of allowing one symbol, while banning another.
"The American flag should be the last thing that should be considered disruptive, and of course it should be the last thing that any school administrator should attempt to suppress," Portanova said.
He says there's a good chance this case could end up in front of the Supreme Court.
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