NEWS BRIEF: City Allowed to Ban Confederate Flags in Veteran’s Day Parade

Alpharetta allowed to ban Confederate flags.

758px Bearden At Alpharetta Aug 2018
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Georgia Flagger with a large Confederate battle flag on a 20-foot pole at Alpharetta Old Soldiers' Parade, Alpharetta, Georgia on 4 August 2018. Courtesy Georgia Flaggers, used with permission.

A 2019 lawsuit filed by two Alpharetta residents objecting to a ban on Confederate flags at an Old Soldier Day parade was denied by a Judge in 2020. On Appeal to the 11th Circuit, the law was once again ruled constitutional by the 3 judge panel. The case asserted the rights of the residents to exercise their right to free speech.