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Assembly passes bill banning state from selling Confederate flag
Assembly passes bill banning state from selling Confederate flag

The California Assembly on Monday passed legislation that would ban the state from selling or displaying the Confederate flag, or any similar image, with Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly casting the sole vote in opposition. Donnelly, of Twin Peaks near Lake Arrowhead, said the bill violated the 1st Amendment and “would silence free speech.’’ "We shouldn't be here picking the kind of speech that we like. I abhor racism but the concept that in a country that was founded on the right of free speech ... that we are going to ban certain types of speech is antithetical to the 1st Amendment," Donnelly said on the floor of the Assembly. ...

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