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The Court first considered the question of whether the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protected non-speech acts, since Johnson was convicted of flag desecration rather than verbal communication, and, if so, whether Johnson's burning of the flag ...

www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/educational-resources/supreme-court-landmarks/texas-v-johnson-podcast

Texas v. Johnson Podcast. Texas v. Johnson. Download Embed Code. Texas v. Johnson. Decision Date: June 21, 1989 ... Unsatisfied with the decision, the state of Texas, appealed the ruling to the United States Supreme Court. Decision: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision in favor of Johnson. The high court ...

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. ... A Texas court tried and convicted Johnson. He appealed, arguing that his ... The Supreme Court agreed to hear his case.

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

Acknowledging that this Court had not yet decided whether the Government may criminally sanction flag desecration in order to preserve the flag's symbolic value, the Texas court nevertheless concluded that our decision in West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U. S. 624 (1943), suggested that furthering this ...

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

Mar 21, 1989 ... Texas v. Johnson ... year in jail and assessed a $2,000 fine. After the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the conviction, the case went to the Supreme Court. ... 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 ...

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

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 ... In June the Supreme Court released a controversial 5–4 ruling in which it upheld the appeals court decision that desecration of the U.S. flag was constitutionally ...

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

Acknowledging that this Court had not yet decided whether the Government may criminally sanction flag desecration in order to preserve the flag's symbolic value, the Texas court nevertheless concluded that our decision in West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943), suggested that furthering this ...

landmarkcases.org/en/landmark/cases/texas_v_johnson

Key excerpts from the majority opinion · Key excerpts from the dissenting opinion · Summary of the decision · Full text of the majority opinion (external link)

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For burning the American flag, Gregory Lee Johnson was a fined a total of $2,000 . 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 ...