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Wednesday, December 22, 2004
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[font=Palatino,]Uncivil war over girl's Confederate prom dress[/font]
[font=Palatino,]Teen says district violated her 1st Amendment right to free speech[/font]
Posted: December 22, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern
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Jacqueline Duty in her prom dress (Photo: Lexington Herald-Leader).

A high-school senior who was barred from her prom because she showed up wearing a self-designed sequined dress patterned after the Confederate flag has filed suit, claiming her First Amendment rights were violated.

Jacqueline Duty came to the Russell High School prom May 1 wearing the dress and was told to leave, according to a report in the Lexington, Ky., Herald-Leader.

School officials had gotten wind that she would wear the gown and, her lawyers say, wouldn't even let her leave her vehicle.

"Her only dance for her senior prom was on the sidewalk to a song playing on the radio," Earl-Ray Neal, her lawyer, told the local paper.

Duty is suing not only on First Amendment grounds, but for defamation, false imprisonment and assault. The suit seeks damages in excess of $50,000.

Showing a news conference the controversial dress on Monday, Duty defended her actions.

"I wanted to show part of my Southern heritage," she said. The Herald-Leader reports she had worked on the dress' design for four years and that she said it had always been her dream to wear a Confederate-themed dress to her senior prom.

While Duty acknowledges some people are offended by the Confederate flag, she says that's no reason to bar her from expressing herself.

"Everyone has their own opinion," she said. "But that's not mine. I'm proud of where I came from and my background."

According to the report, the Sons of Confederate Veterans have agreed to help pay some of Duty's legal costs.

Duty, 19, who now attends Shawnee State University in Ohio, says the principal warned her not to wear the dress, but she didn't have another one available. She decided to go to the prom anyway in hopes officials would change their minds.

The lawsuit claims the principal, Sean Howard, and two police officers met Duty outside the school.

"Howard intimidated (Duty) by physically striking the vehicle in which she was sitting," the lawsuit said.

Duty says she was surprised by the tough stance taken against her. "We've all worn Confederate flags to school before," she told the paper. Her lawyer said Duty lost many scholarships because she was portrayed as a racist after the incident.


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I don't know what keeps the Dad's from punching out these idiotic administrators.

I am glad my kids are done. I would have been in jail for sure.
 

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Seems like the PC nonsense is getting way stupid.
 

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That makes two of us, Custer.:pissed:


BTW Lupe..........I like your new avitar.:)
 

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I hope she wins her lawsuit. I think she's got a pretty good case. Only hard part I see is trying to get the preponderance of the evidence to show that she suffered $50K in damage, although a good personal injury lawyer could probably do it.

I wonder if John Edwards has some spare time on his hands these days?
 

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He would not soil his hands for 50K.

That is a slip and fall case dollar wise.
 

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regardless of the controversy over the flag........I gotta tell you, nothing yells out white trash then a "mullet", and making a prom dress to look like a confederate flag.....wonder if they also have a series of commemorative NASCAR plates as well :D
 

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Some people may consider such a dress as "white trash" or whatever. But, that's no difference than considering a person that is burning an American flag to be a worthless POS traitor. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
 

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W.T. Sherman said:
.....wonder if they also have a series of commemorative NASCAR plates as well :D
If so let me know, I'll buy some
 

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I don't care what she wears.......but come on now, seriously a prom is a formal affair, would you show up wearing a tux made from a confederate flag? most people have a bit of taste and wouldn't want to look like some white trash trailer dweller, I didn't say she is white trash.....only that she looks like white trash in that "gown". in any case she might just win the lawsuit......or at the very least they'll settle out of court.
 

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W.T. Sherman said:
I don't care what she wears.......but come on now, seriously a prom is a formal affair, would you show up wearing a tux made from a confederate flag? most people have a bit of taste and wouldn't want to look like some white trash trailer dweller, I didn't say she is white trash.....only that she looks like white trash in that "gown". in any case she might just win the lawsuit......or at the very least they'll settle out of court.
Well, what does that make me.....my HOME.

 

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Hey Lupe, looks like you left Buddy's orange ball by the trash cans.
 

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Hey Lupe, looks like you left Buddy's orange ball by the trash cans.
So thats where it is, thanks Bro.:) :)
 

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Now Lupe, don't upset William Tecumseh...........he's still trying to burn things. Besides his left tit itches.:lol:

 

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I am just now able to come up for air DorGunR!!!
 

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Gentlemen, I wasn't going to weigh in on this but, I have to add my opinion. If it ever gets to court,if I say, I don't think she will win. There are certain things spelled out in school dress codes and I would be willing to bet that the Confederate Flag is among those items. I think it will come out that this young lady knew what she was doing and went ahead with it. She knew it would be inflammatory. A lot of seniors are like that. Its the "Go to hell world, I am a senior!!" syndrome. I see it all the time. I am not an attorney but, I believe the SCOTUS has ruled on this type of issue before. Schools can enforce dress codes. I think this particular school district probably has the Confederate flag under a category of symbols.
This statement from the article will carry a lot of weight.

"[font=palatino, times new roman, georgia, times] Duty, 19, who now attends Shawnee State University in Ohio, says the principal warned her not to wear the dress, but she didn't have another one available. She decided to go to the prom anyway in hopes officials would change their minds."[/font]

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Does that schools dress code apply to extra-curricular activities?


btw....Dorgunr...:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Well, us trailer dwellers are behind her 100%, us ignorent poor folks gotta stick together.
 
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