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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