Thomas's Vote Speaks Volumes in License Plate Case

Texas can ban Confederate battle flag from custom tags.

An usual split for these two.

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When was the last time Justice Clarence Thomas provided the decisive fifth vote to the U.S. Supreme Court’s four liberals -- to decide against free speech? I can’t think of one, but that’s what happened Thursday in the court’s decision in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans, better known as the Texas license plate case.

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