U.S. House Rep Jody Hice (R-GA), a Trump endorsed candidate for Secretary of State, celebrated a unanimous Supreme Court ruling today.
The court ruled that the city of Boston violated the First Amendment when it denied a civic group from flying the Christian Flag from city hall flagpoles to mark Constitution Day.
The city approved more than 280 flyings over a dozen years but only rejected one, from the civic group, Camp Constitution’s Christian flag.
Camp Constitution had argued that the third of three flagpoles was regularly available to mark commemorations and special events.
“A HUGE win for the First Amendment!” Hice declared in a tweet.
On cue, one liberal Twitter user responded to Hice, “So that means they can fly the flag for the church of Satan. Nice!”
So that means they can fly the flag for the church of Satan. Nice! pic.twitter.com/NOXqGqMtS1
— nephraz (@nephraz) May 2, 2022
The city said allowing that flag would have been impermissible government speech, but the entire court disagreed, including soon-to-be retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.
“We conclude that, on balance, Boston did not make the raising and flying of private groups’ flags a form of government speech. That means, in turn, that Boston’s refusal to let Shurtleff and Camp Constitution raise their flag based on its religious viewpoint “abridg(ed)” their “freedom of speech,”” Breyer explained.