He was an American revolutionary communist activist that burned the flag during a Republic convention.
America the red, white, and blue, we spit on you!
He was arrested and sent to court for desecration of the US flag in violation of Texas law.
You're under arrest!
Johnson made the argument that he had a right to burn he flag and was covered under the 1st amendment.
The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech Freedom of Religion Freedom of the Press Right to Petition
The case was brought up to the US Supreme court to decide whether or not flag burning was constituional
This is a tough one...
At first, he was found guilty and sentenced to a yr in prison. The case got reversed and he was released.
Today it is legal because it's protected under the 1st amendment. Some instances could be Trump becoming president.
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