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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 ...

landmarkcases.org/en/landmark/cases/texas_v_johnson

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 ...

supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/491/397

U.S. Supreme Court. Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989). Texas v. Johnson. No. 88-155. Argued March 21, 1989. Decided June 21, 1989. 491 U.S. 397. Syllabus. During the 1984 Republican National Convention, respondent Johnson participated in a political demonstration to protest the policies of the Reagan ...

billofrightsinstitute.org/educate/educator-resources/lessons-plans/landmark-supreme-court-cases-elessons/texas-v-johnson-1989

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...

globalfreedomofexpression.columbia.edu/cases/texas-v-johnson

Case Summary and Outcome. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a controversial 5-4 decision, held that burning the American flag was symbolic speech protected under the First Amendment and affirmed the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals' reversal of the appellant's conviction for flag desecration. Gregory Lee Johnson burned ...