AUSTIN -- A judge says the state of Texas is within its rights to deny a controversial Confederate flag design submitted for license plates.
KVUE first told you about those plates in 2011. Many groups spoke out against them - calling them offensive. The Department of Motor Vehicles agreed and rejected them.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans then sued the DMV, citing a violation of free speech. This week a judge ruled in favor of the decision.
The judge says since license plates are so heavily regulated, they don't really count as free speech.