Johnson, an American Revolutionist activist, at the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, TX burning the U.S. flag as a political demonstration.
Johnson violated the TX law prohibiting flag desecration.
Johnson was sentenced to one year in prison.
Johnson petitioned the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals which overturned his conviction.
Johnson won his case and was set free because the first amendment protects any form of speech.
Today, any form of symbolic speech is still protected by the first amendment therefore whoever does what Johnson did would not be prosecuted.
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