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Appeals Court Sides With City Of New Rochelle In Gadsden Flag Case

City Manager Charles Strome.
City Manager Charles Strome. Photo Credit: City of New Rochelle
The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to allow government limitation of what flags can flown on public property. The Gadsden flag, seen here in a rally, was the flag in consideration .
The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to allow government limitation of what flags can flown on public property. The Gadsden flag, seen here in a rally, was the flag in consideration . Photo Credit: Wikipedia

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The United States Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court decision in Dec. 2014 affirming, the city of New Rochelle’s right to regulate flags flown on City property.

This decision puts to rest a 2013 lawsuit brought against the City by a local veteran’s group claiming the City violated their right to fly the Gadsden flag on the City-owned former Armory property.

“We are once again gratified that the Court system has sided with the City in agreeing to dismiss this claim.” said City Manager Charles B. Strome, III.

The Gadsden flag was originally designed to show unity amongst the colonies during the American Revolution, but recently has been as a rallying symbol for several conservative groups across the country.

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