On August 5, 2013, the Thomas More Law Center announced the filing of a federal lawsuit against the City of New Rochelle, NY, its Mayor and five members of the City Council for confiscating the “Don’t Tread on Me” Flag (known as the Gadsden Flag) from a flagpole at the local Armory. The flag was confiscated after the City deemed it a Tea Party symbol despite its long history and association with the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
Our lawsuit was filed on behalf of the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association of New Rochelle (UVMPA-NR) and its president, Peter Parente, a Marine Corps veteran. If you missed the UVMPA-NR and the Gadsden Flag controversy, the original story can be found here.
We, at TMLC, have kept you up to date with the latest news in this case, but we are not the only people who have been following it.
This particular case has been picked up by several major news outlets, including those listed below:
Other major news outlets that have picked up on this story include the Associated Press, The Army Times and The Marine Corps Times.