An 18-year-old Oregon high school student is suing his school district after he was abruptly suspended earlier this year, saying they violated his First Amendment rights when they demanded he cover up or remove a pro-Trump shirt.
The student, identified as Addison Barnes, said school officials asked him to remove his “Donald J. Trump Construction Company” shirt, including the President’s quote “The wall just got 10 feet taller.”
“The school official who pulled Barnes out of class to ask him to cover the shirt also told him at least one student and one teacher had been offended by the shirt, The Associated Press reported,” writes the Sacramento Bee.
“I decided, you know this isn’t right,” said the student. “I have my First Amendment, and it’s not right what they’re doing.”
Barnes filed a lawsuit against the district this week, claiming the school violated his “free speech rights” when they demanded he remove the apparel.
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'MAGA' FREE NYC: Manhattan Judge Allows Bars to BAN Trump Supporters
A Manhattan judge ruled this week that bar and restaurant owners could ban patrons from wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ caps and other Trump-supporting apparel; suggesting there’s little protection from “political discrimination” in the nation’s largest city.
According to the New York Post, the judge struck down a tourist’s lawsuit against a West Village bar after he was ejected for wearing the iconic ‘MAGA’ hat; adding freedom of religion does not protect one’s freedoms regarding political statements.
“He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make American Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief,” said the man’s lawyer. “Rather than remove his hat, instead he held true to his spiritual belief and was forced from the bar.”
“Plaintiff does not state any faith-based principle to which the hat relates,” fired-back the judge.
“Here the claim that plaintiff was not served and eventually escorted out of the bar because of his perceived support for President Trump is not outrageous conduct,” the ruling states.
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HELL FREEZES OVER: Major Liberal Magazine Tells HILLARY to GO AWAY
A prominent left-leaning magazine is imploring Hillary Clinton to “quit pointing fingers” and go away ahead of the 2018 midterms; adding the failed candidate will likely cost the Democrats the House and Senate should she decide to remain in the public spotlight.
The Atlantic published a scathing rebuke of Clinton Tuesday, titled “Hillary Clinton’s High Profile is Hurting the Democrats.” The article begs the former Secretary of State to “stop litigating” her 2016 defeat to Donald Trump and allow a new crop of candidates to take center stage.
“Isn’t there someone who can convince this accomplished, inspiring, barrier-breaking superwoman to stop whining about 2016?” asked the author.
“She lost. And while her frustration, disappointment, and rage make perfect sense, Clinton needs to give the public kvetching and finger-pointing a rest—if not for the sake of her or her party, then for the nation as a whole,” adds the writer.
The twice-failed presidential candidate was back in the national spotlight last week, delivering a major speech where she slammed Trump as “a president who seems to reject the role of a free press in our democracy.”