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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Confederate Battle Purse Update

After doing a little research, it may well be that Burleson ISD is out of luck when it comes to banning displays of the Confederate battle flag by students on campus. I have found cases where the ACLU successfully challenged similar bans in West Virginia and Georgia (scroll down to the bottom of the page). As I said in my January 15th column in the Times-Review, my first instinct is to support the First Amendment, but what's going to happen when other students decide they want to wear a swastika or pentagram t-shirt? At what point does Burleson High School get transformed into a permanent political rally?



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