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Supreme Court won't hear California high school T shirt case

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21:  An exterior view of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling on the Healthcare Reform Law before the end of its 2011-2012 term.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: An exterior view of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court has decided not to take on a case involving California high school students, freedom of speech and T shirts.

The Supreme Court has decided not to take on a case involving Live Oak High School in Northern California.

Five years ago, the principal there asked students to hide shirts featuring the American flag during a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Howard Mintz, legal affairs reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, joins the discussion.

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