Fight at the Flagpole: Supreme Court Weighs Boston’s Refusal to Fly Christian Flag


On Tuesday, the High Court heard arguments in Shurtleff v. Boston. The key to this whole case lies in determining whose speech a flagpole in front of Boston City Hall represents, the government or private citizens.

Justices seemed skeptical about the cities argument that the flagpole represents its voice.

“When you say anybody can speak by putting up a flag with these few exceptions, are you not creating a forum for private speech rather than speaking your own mind,” Justice Samuel Alito asked Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, the attorney representing Boston.

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