Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Texas License Plate Case Update

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on February 7, 2015

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The Supreme Court announced this week that oral arguments in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., the SCV license plate case, will be heard on Monday, March 23.

The Supremes don’t allow cameras in the court room, but I believe they do release audio of the arguments soon after each hearing. For reasons I’ve discussed earlier, I don’t think this case is even a close call.

Added, February 7: Audio recordings are posted online on Fridays after arguments, so presumably on March 27.

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  1. Jimmy Dick said, on February 7, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    What is surprising is that it got this far. I never would have expected the Texas license plate case to be defended by Texas all the way to the SCOTUS. As much as I dislike the SCV in its current incarnation of stupidity, they have a legitimate issue with those plates. Also, when the day comes about that the idiots who corrupt history are no longer running the SCV into the ground and intelligent people who are interested in real history are running the organization (providing it survives the imbeciles administration of it) it will be nice for the SCV to be recognized as a legitimate group interested in actual history.

    Unfortunately, far too many of its members are too busy trying to perpetuate the gross lie that is the lost cause.

    • Andy Hall said, on February 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      I’m surprised as well.

      This all could have been avoided, of course, if the SCV had put forward a design that was actually more relevant to Confederate soldiers of 1861-65, and less a rolling advertisement for the SCV. But they have so completely bought in to the conceit that they — and they alone — are the sole arbiters of what “honors” Confederate veterans that they don’t recognize any distinction between recognizing the soldiers of 150 years ago and promoting their own organization. If they want to promote the SCV, that’s fine, but don’t pretend that it’s something else.


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