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Friday, December 30, 2005

Tacky Prom Dress Now a Suit

From the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader of Dec. 30, 2005:

Trial set over Rebel flag prom dress
SCHOOL VIOLATED HER RIGHTS, TEEN SAYS


By Beth Musgrave
HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER

An August trial has been set for a woman who sued a Kentucky school district for turning her away from her senior prom for wearing a Confederate flag-themed prom dress.

Jacqueline Duty sued the Russell Independent Board of Education in December 2004, alleging the school system violated her First Amendment right to free speech and her right to express her heritage.

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Included in the documents filed this week are genealogical records showing that Duty's family includes at least two Confederate soldiers, William and George Tackett, who were members of Kentucky units of the Confederate Army.

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