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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_v._Johnson

Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that invalidated prohibitions on desecrating the American flag enforced in 48 of the 50 states. Justice William Brennan wrote for a five-justice majority in holding that the defendant Gregory Lee Johnson's act of flag burning was ...

www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/facts-and-case-summary-texas-v-johnson

Facts and Case Summary - Texas v. Johnson. Facts and case summary for Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989). Flag burning constitutes symbolic speech that is protected by the First Amendment.

www.oyez.org/cases/1988/88-155

Mar 21, 1989 ... In 1984, in front of the Dallas City Hall, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag as a means of protest against Reagan administration policies. Johnson was tried and convicted under a Texas law outlawing flag desecration. He was sentenced to one year in jail and assessed a $2,000 fine. After the ...

www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/491/397

491 U.S. 397. Texas v. Johnson (No. 88-155). Argued: March 21, 1989. Decided: June 21, 1989. ___. Syllabus; Opinion, Brennan; Concurrence, Kennedy; Dissent , Rehnquist; Dissent, Stevens. Syllabus. During the 1984 Republican National Convention, respondent Johnson participated in a political demonstration to ...

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Texas v. Johnson (1989). Flag Burning, Freedom of Speech. Overview BackgroundTeachingDecisionResourcesFor Teachers Only. "If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or ...

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Summary. This Landmark Supreme Court Cases and the Constitution eLesson focuses on a case involving expressive conduct, and what is for many a deeply cherished symbol of America—the U.S. flag. In a closely divided (5-4) ruling, the Supreme Court held that states could not forbid burning the U.S. flag in protest, ...

www.britannica.com/event/Texas-v-Johnson

Texas v. Johnson, case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 21, 1989, that the burning of the U.S. flag was a constitutionally protected form of speech under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment. The case originated during the Republican National Convention in Dallas in August 1984, when the party had ...

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Gregory Lee Johnson was a member of a private company that was made-up of individuals who promoted the Communist movement. Johnson lit fire to the flag at the convention to protest capitalism and the way the government was being run. When he started burning the flag, he was immediately taken into custody and ...