Texas v Johnson

Texas v Johnson

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  • 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.
  • First Amendment
  • 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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