MAGA hat-wearer wins free speech ruling

The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Eric Dodge, a Washington state teacher, could pursue his First Amendment lawsuit challenging his principal’s disciplining him for wearing a MAGA hat to training sessions in 2019. (Jurist, December 30, 202, by Gwendolyn Devoy)

The court said there was no disruption in wearing the hat, and if others felt offended by the hat, that did not override Dodge’s free speech rights. (Reuters, December 29, 2022, by Daniel Wiessner)