Later this week, the justices are set to privately discuss a ruling against white high school students who sued their school for demanding them to remove their flag-print shirts on the day their classmates were celebrating Mexican heritage.
Attorneys of the students are asking for the Supreme Court to overturn the previous ruling, which resulted to the school not infringing on any constitutional rights.
The lawsuit was carried out by three students from Live Oak High School in California. In 2010 of the Cinco de Mayo, they wore shirts with a huge American flag print, angering Mexican students who saw them as a racial slur.
Aware of a possible trouble brewing, the school’s assistant principal demanded the students to have their shirts worn inside-out or replaced with other shirts. Several wearers refused while the other two went home. Those same two students received numerous threats and had to miss school for another day out of fear.