Sons of Confederate Veterans

A Look at Calls to Remove Confederate Symbols Across South

Yahoo News

Following a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy. Here's a look at what's happening and what's being proposed:

Supreme Court to hear battle over Confederate license plates

Robert Barnes, The Washington Post

The case comes from Texas, where the Department of Motor Vehicles Board turned down a request for a specialized plate from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, whose insignia contains the Confederate battle flag. The Texas board members have authorized hundreds of special requests — a Texan can celebrate “Dr. Pepper” on his license plate — but rejected this one after receiving tens of thousands of comments about the design, most of them negative.