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

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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: January 20, 2011
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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 20, 2011
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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.

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9 pages.

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