Flag Burning And Free Speech

Author: Robert Justin Goldstein
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
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When Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag as part of a political protest, he was convicted for flag desecration under Texas law.

Texas V Johnson

Author: J. Anthony Miller
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780894908583
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Covers the case of Texas v. Johnson, in which the question before the court was whether flag burning is an activity protected by the Bill of Rights.

The Encyclopedia Of Civil Liberties In America

Author: David Schultz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317457137
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Paul J. Weber See also: First Amendment; Symbolic Speech; Texas v. Johnson;
United States v. Eichman. FURTHER READING Epstein, Lee, and Thomas G.
Walker. Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties, and Justice
. 4th ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 2001. Goldstein, Robert
Justin. Flag Burning and Free Speech: The Case of Texas v. Johnson. Lawrence:
University Press of Kansas, 2000. Welch, Michael. Flag Burning: Moral Panic and
the ...

Encyclopedia Of The United States Constitution

Author: David Andrew Schultz
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438126778
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—Ernest Gomez Texas v. Johnson 491 U.S. 397 (1989) In Texas v. Johnson, the
Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that flag burning was a form of symbolic
speech that merited full protection under the First Amendment. Its immediate
effect was to overturn ... Johnson's defense was two- pronged, as his lawyers
argued that (1) he had not personally burned the flag, and (2) even if he did, the
statute he was charged under was an unconstitutional violation of his free-
speech rights.

The Encyclopedia Of American Civil Liberties

Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415943426
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Critics respond that a nation founded on principles of liberty must safeguard its
citizens' right to express dissent — even when that expression takes a form that
the majority finds offensive. Critics also object to the possible wide array of
legislative interpretations under the amendment regarding what constitutes either
"desecration" or "the flag." NICOLE B. CÁSAREZ References and Further
Reading Goldstein, Robert Justin. Flag Burning and Free Speech: The Case o/
Texas v. Johnson.

We Must Not Be Afraid To Be Free

Author: Ronald K.L. Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199721146
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Corn-Revere, Robert. “Implementing a Flag-Desecration Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution,” First Amendment Center: First Reports, vol. 6, no. 1 (July 2005).
Dorsen, Norman. “Flag Desecration in Courts, Congress and Country,” 17
Thomas M. Cooley Law Review 417 (2000). Dyer, J. R. “Texas v. Johnson:
Symbolic Speech and Flag Desecration under the First Amendment,” 25 New
England Law Review 895 (1991). Ely, John Hart. “Flag Desecration: A Case
Study in the Roles of ...

Congressional Record V 146 Pt 3 March 21 2000 To April 4 2000

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The Flag Protection Act had originally been adopted by the 101st Congress after
the Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. Johnson that existing Federal and state laws
prohibiting flag-burning were unconstitutional because they violated the first
amendment's provisions regarding free speech. I profoundly disagreed with both
rulings the Supreme Court ... In 1989, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4
decision in the case of Texas v. Johnson, stated that the First Amendment
prevented a ...

Criminal Law

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317226844
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Joycelyn M. Pollock. an imminent danger to others it can be prohibited and
EXPLORING CASE LAW Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. punished. For instance, one
does not have the right to incite a riot. On the other hand, an ordinance that
makes it criminal to simply ... Johnson, the Supreme Court in 1989 ruled that the
Supreme Court in this case? state could not create a crime that punished flag
burning.39 The Supreme Court, first, had to find that the burning of the flag was “

First Among Equals

Author: Kenneth W. Starr
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446554162
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Kunstler was the lead lawyer for an assembly of radicals who had engaged in
acts of flag desecration. All five were sitting intherear ofthecourtroom,
waitingfortheir case, U.S. v. Eichman(1990), to be heardbythenine justices.
Theirlegalposition was simple. The Court had held in theTexas case that flag
desecrationwas protected expression under the Free Speech Clause, and all the
defendants haddone was whatthe flagburner in Texas v. Johnson had managed
toaccomplish in frontof ...

The First Amendment

Author: Peter H. Irons
ISBN: 9781565844872
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Actual recorded oral arguments leading to landmark rulings, ranging from issues of obscenity and libel to Vietnam War protest, confidentiality of reporters' sources, the rights of gay men and lesbians, and high school newspaper censorship.