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

Media. Oral Argument - March 21, 1989 ... Johnson was tried and convicted under a Texas law outlawing flag desecration. He was sentenced to one year in jail and assessed a ... In a 5-to-4 decision, the Court held that Johnson's burning of a flag was protected expression under the First Amendment. The Court found that ...

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.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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

kids.laws.com/texas-v-johnson

In response to the fine, Gregory Lee Johnson appealed the decision and took his case to the United States Supreme Court. Texas v. Johnson: The Case Profile. Texas v. Johnson was heard on March 21st of 1989. Gregory Lee Johnson appealed the arrest and fine sparked by his flag-burning activities by stating that the ...