Court hears former Latta student’s Confederate clothing case

Dillon School District 3 officials who barred a South Carolina student from wearing shirts with the Confederate battle flag on campus failed to demonstrate her clothes would be disruptive, the former pupil’s lawyer told a federal appeals court.

Kirk D. Lyons urged a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to reinstate Candice Hardwick’s lawsuit, which a judge tossed out last year. Hardwick claimed officials in the Latta-based school district violated her free-speech rights.

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