O'Brien was protesting his rights, and although he burned his draft card, he was practicing the first amendment.
US v. O’Brien
O’Brien was protesting the war by burning his draft card. This was frowned upon, although O’Brien claims he was only practicing freedom of speech.
Burning his draft card & expressing his opposition to war- practicing freedom of speech.
The ruling was 7-1. The court ruled that O’Brien was not guilty because he did not violate the 1st amendment.
It's important to us because we need the right to exercise the freedom of speech, religion, and expression.
This is considered a landmark because it truly displayed how far you can go to defend yourself and your beliefs.
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