Is it illegal to fly rebel flag? 24 Answers as of April 15, 2013

I flew my rebel flag at a ball game and owner said not to fly it on this property. I want to know if he can do anything about it.

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
If you are on private property then you can be forcibly removed from private property by the police, IF you consider that to be something.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/15/2013
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Who owns the property. If he owns it, he sets the rules.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/11/2013
Law Office of Mark J. Leonardo
Law Office of Mark J. Leonardo | Mark Leonardo
Last I heard we have freedom of speech and the First Amendment is still in force. If it's private property, he can probably tell you what to do and to even leave.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/11/2013
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
If its private property, you have to abide by the wishes of the property owner.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/11/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Not likely, but he does have control over his property.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 4/11/2013
    Natty Shafer Law
    Natty Shafer Law | Nathaniel Shafer
    It's his private property. Yes, he can ask you not to wave it, and he can ask you to leave if you won't stop. On your property it is legal to wave it.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    David F. Stoddard
    David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
    Probably not. Just has you have a right to regulate the language that is spoken in your house, or what is displayed, and ask people to leave your house if they do not conform to your standards, the owner of the ballpark has this same right.
    Answer Applies to: South Carolina
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
    What ball game? What owner? What property? An owner of private property can say what he pleases about the use of his property. There are no laws against flying rebel flags that I am aware of but if you come on my property I can ask you to leave. Tell me what you are trying to do here
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    Key word here is "owner". You are on someone else's property. What you can do about it is to fly your flag on your own property.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    His property, his rules.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    It is his property so he can ban it.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Mark A. Manning, PC. | Mark A. Manning
    Probably not. You have a right to freedom of expression in a public place however your rights can be limited on private property.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Law Office of Lisa Hurtado McDonnell | Lisa Hurtado McDonnell
    On personal property you have to respect the owner rules or he can have you trespassed from the property.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
    Sorry that you lost the Civil War but you still have a constitutional right to waive your flag. It might get you shot, stabbed, or beat up in certain places and with certain people, just like a swastika or a white robe and hood. It's just not worth the trouble.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Geneva Yourse | Geneva Yourse
    If it is his property, he can regulate whatever kind of he likes.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Beach Whitman Cowdrey LLP | Eric S. Emanuels
    No. It is legal. Unless, you live in an area governed by a homeowner's agreement that prohibits same.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Darrell B. Reynolds, P.C. | Darrell B. Reynolds
    The owner of property have the right to control what happens on their property.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Law Offices of William S. Lindheim | Fred Fong
    No, it is not illegal to use the Confederate flag. Under the 1st amendment, you have the right of free speech which includes using tools, paper, flags etc. However, on private property an owner can forbid certain activity on his or her property. In a public place, you are free to use the confederate flag all you like.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Lombardi Law Firm
    Lombardi Law Firm | Steve Lombardi
    Yes, he can ban you from the property and if you don't leave have you charged with trespassing.
    Answer Applies to: Iowa
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    If you are on private property, the property owner gets to set the ground rules. Only the government has to honor your Constitutional rights.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    WARM SPRINGS LAW GROUP | Elliott D. Yug
    Yes, it is his property.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 4/11/2013
    Boyack Christiansen & Chambers, PLLC | Travis Christiansen
    Private property owners can control what happens on their property.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 4/11/2013
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