…between my love of the First Amendment and hatred for the University of Michigan:
Cooper Barton, 5, comes from a family of Michigan fans. He went to school wearing a maize and blue shirt with “The Big House,” the nickname for Michigan’s 114,000-seat stadium, written on the front. The school principal made Cooper turn the shirt inside out due to the state policy.
The rule is among many restricting clothing and dress in the city schools. It came into effect in 2005 after suggestions from a gang task force. On the list of banned items, non-Oklahoma college dress falls directly in between gang symbol haircuts and “satanic cult dress, witchcraft and related symbols.”
Look, I think we can call agree that making the kid turn his shirt inside out is ridiculous – that’s not nearly a severe-enough punishment for wearing a Michigan related t-shirt.
(Hat tip Volokh Conspiracy)