Flag Protection: A Brief History and Summary of Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Proposed Constitutional Amendment

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This report is divided into two parts. The first gives a brief history of the
protection of the flag issue from the enactment of the Flag Protection Act in 1968
until the present consideration of an amendment to the Constitution in the 106th
Congress. The second part briefly summarizes the two decisions of the United States
Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichmann, which struck down
the state and federal flag protection statutes as applied in the context punishing
expressive conduct.

Creator(s): Luckey, John R
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 22, 2001
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Luckey, John R

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 22, 2001
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United States
Description:

This report is divided into two parts. The first gives a brief history of the
protection of the flag issue from the enactment of the Flag Protection Act in 1968
until the present consideration of an amendment to the Constitution in the 106th
Congress. The second part briefly summarizes the two decisions of the United States
Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichmann, which struck down
the state and federal flag protection statutes as applied in the context punishing
expressive conduct.

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10 Pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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