Web Results

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_v._Johnson

The Court rejected Texas's claim that flag burning is punishable on the basis that it "tends to incite" breaches of the peace, citing the test from the 1969 case Brandenburg v. Ohio (395 U.S. 444) that the state may only punish speech that would incite "imminent lawless action," finding that flag burning does not always pose an ...

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.casebriefs.com/blog/law/constitutional-law/constitutional-law-keyed-to-sullivan/freedom-of-speech-how-government-restricts-speech-modes-of-abridgment-and-standards-of-review/texas-v-johnson-3

View this case and other resources at: Citation. 491 U.S. 397, 109 S. Ct. 2533, 105 L. Ed. 2d 342, 1989 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. A.

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

Mar 21, 1989 ... Facts of the case. 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 ...

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

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. CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF ...... Our inquiry is, of course, bounded by the particular facts of this case and by the statute under which Johnson was convicted.

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

A [p404] third possibility is that the State's asserted interest is simply not implicated on these facts, and, in that event, the interest drops out of the picture. ... The State of Texas conceded for purposes of its oral argument in this case that Johnson's conduct was expressive conduct, Tr. of Oral Arg. 4, and this concession seems ...

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 ...

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...

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, ...