UPDATED 8/15/08 6:33 p.m.: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- After twelve hours of deliberations over three days, a federal judge declares a mistrial in the case of an Anderson County student who filed suit after not being allowed to wear clothing with confederate symbols to school.
Should Tennessee students be allowed to wear Confederate flag patches and other clothing representing the "confederacy" to school?
Tommy DeFoe is disappointed the jury could not reach the verdict he wanted, but that's not stopping him.
The court will have to set a new trial date and do it all over again.
For DeFoe, he may not have won the war, but he feels at least he's won a battle.
"If I hadn't have stood up for my rights, everybody else's right, hadn't have stood up for the South and the Confederate flag nobody else would."