Texas V Johnson

Texas V Johnson

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Storyboard Description

The Supreme Court case Texas v Johnson.

Storyboard Text

  • This seems like a great idea. What could go wrong?
  • During the 1984 Republican National Convention, Gregory Lee Johnson protests through the burning of the American Flag.
  • Republican National Convention 1984
  • Gregory is arrested by Texas troopers for violating a state law banning the desecration of venerated objects.
  • Republican National Convention 1984
  • Lol. Can you turn on the AC?
  • Gregory is tried by a Texas State Court and is found guilty of desecrating a venerated object.
  • My client is innocent.
  • yeah boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
  • I will fight, for my rights!
  • A year later, Gregory Lee Johnson is sentenced to a year in jail by local Texas courts. Gregory decides to appeal the courts decision.
  • Through multiple court appeals, the Supreme Court hears the Texas V Johnson case, almost 5 years after the original arrest of Gregory Lee Johnson.
  • Gregory is guilty.
  • I am so hungry. What's for lunch?
  • Gregory is innocent!
  • The Supreme Court ultimately decides on a 5-4 decision that the burning of the American Flag is protected under the Constitution as free speech. Gregory is free.
  • Yay im free! Well, I guess I should go burn some more flags now.
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