A 12-year-old girl seeking to show her support for the nation and its armed forces has overcome a high legal hurdle in an ongoing battle with a public school that has barred her from wearing a homemade red, white and blue beaded necklace to class.

Northern District of New York Judge Lawrence E. Kahn on Thursday refused to dismiss the student’s First Amendment claim, holding that she has presented a colorable claim that her free speech rights were violated.

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