The Case Of Walker V. Texas Division, Sons Of Confederate Veterans

1046 Words Feb 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Supreme Court cases have played a requisite role in modifying and defining certain amendments in the constitution. The decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans has displayed a monumental impact on American society, both at the time of the decision and in the latter future. Though the first amendment prohibits the restriction of speech and press, in this particular case the government was entitled to restrict those rights. The court argued that Texas specialty license plate designs constitute government speech, and thus Texas was entitled to refuse to issue plates featuring SCV’s proposed design. The court 's decision has stimulated great reaction in our nation causing dispute over whether the government passes off private speech as government speech.
In the years leading up to the Walker v. Texas Division, SCV case the core source of sectional tension and controversy among U. S. citizens is slavery. With the opening of Western territories, there was heightened debate between the north and south over the issue of slavery. Though the south depended on slavery for economic profit, slavery in the North had proven unprofitable and was dying out. The difference in political views sparked debate over whether to permit slavery in the new states. Various attempts were made to resolve the political tension, which included several compromises and acts. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 established a new method for…

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