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Walker v. Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.

Docket No.: 14-144
Certiorari Granted: Dec 5 2014
Argued: March 23, 2015
Decided: 6/18/15

Topics:

EPA, First Amendment

PartyNames: John Walker, III, Chairman, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board, et al. v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., et al.
Petitioner: John Walker, III, Chairman, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board, et al.
Respondent: Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Citation: 759 F.3d 388
Supreme Court Docket

John Walker, III, Chairman, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board, et al.
v.
Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., et al.
Question Presented:

1. Do the messages and symbols on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from any requirement of viewpoint neutrality? 2. Has 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?

Walker v. Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 23, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in Walker v. Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.
Holding: REVERSED
Opinion By:
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