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Landmark US Flag Burning Case Marks 25th Anniversary

Saturday, June 21, marks the 25th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision on free speech.   By a vote of five to four, the high court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was a protected act of free speech under the U.S. Constitution. The decision was controversial at the time and for some remains so today.   The 1989 Supreme Court case on flag burning was set in motion by the actions of Gregory Johnson.  He was among a group of...

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