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A Latina who's not allowed to wear Mexican American sash at high school graduation takes legal action

Posted on AllSides May 27th, 2023
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Daisy Jasmin Estrada Borja

A Colorado high school senior is taking legal action against her school district after officials denied her request to wear a sash with an image of the U.S. and Mexican flags during her upcoming graduation.

The district’s decision is a violation of Naomi Villasano’s constitutionally protected right to free speech, according to a lawsuit filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a Latino legal civil rights organization, and the Greenberg Traurig, LLP, law firm.

According to the lawsuit involving Garfield County School District 16, Grand Valley High School...

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