Court upholds denial of confederate group's Christmas parade participation

Case goes back to 2015

Associated Press
July 30, 2020 - 10:22 pm

(AP) — A group that was denied permission to march in a Louisiana city's Christmas parade when it insisted on carrying Confederate battle flags has been rebuffed by a federal appeals court.

Three judges of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the Louisiana Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on Thursday.

They upheld a lower court ruling that there was no constitutional violation in the denial of the permit because permitting decisions were made by a private, nonprofit group — not a government entity.

The permit was denied in 2015, months after a white supremacist killed nine Black worshipers at a South Carolina church.

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