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 flag
protection issue, from the enactment of the Flag Protection Act in 1968 through
current consideration of a constitutional amendment. The second part briefly
summarizes the two decisions of the United States Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman, that 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: July 18, 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: July 18, 2001
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United States
Description:

This report is divided into two parts. The first gives a brief history of the flag
protection issue, from the enactment of the Flag Protection Act in 1968 through
current consideration of a constitutional amendment. The second part briefly
summarizes the two decisions of the United States Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman, that struck down the state and federal flag protection statutes as applied in the context punishing expressive conduct.

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11 Pages.

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