Who had the original jurisdiction of Texas V Johnson?
I need to know who had the original jurisdiction of Texas V Johnson for a report i have to write in government class that's due tomorrow so i would very much appreciate a quick response <3
also can you tell me why the supreme court decided to take the case? ty ^_^
- Judge JulieLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
GO TO WIKIPEDIA and type the following "Texas v Johnson" Its all there!!!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Supreme Court of the United States
Argued March 21, 1989
Decided June 21, 1989
Full case name Texas v. Gregory Lee Johnson
Citations 491 U.S. 397 (more)
109 S. Ct. 2533; 105 L. Ed. 2d 342; 1989 U.S. LEXIS 3115; 57 U.S.L.W. 4770
Prior history Defendant convicted, Dallas County Criminal Court; affirmed, 706 S.W.2d 120 (Tex. App. 1986); reversed and remanded for dismissal, 755 S.W.2d 92 (Tex. Crim. App. 1988); cert. granted, 488 U.S. 884 (1988)
A statute that criminalizes the desecration of the American flag violates the First Amendment. Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed.
William J. Brennan, Jr. · Byron White
Thurgood Marshall · Harry Blackmun
John P. Stevens · Sandra Day O'Connor
Antonin Scalia · Anthony Kennedy
Majority Brennan, joined by Marshall, Blackmun, Scalia, Kennedy
Dissent Rehnquist, joined by White, O'Connor
U.S. Const. amend. I; Tex. Penal Code § 42.11(a)
Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), was a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that invalidated prohibitions on desecrating the American flag in force in 48 of the 50 states. Justice William Brennan wrote for a five-justice majority in holding that the defendant's act of flag burning was protected speech under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Johnson was represented by attorneys David D. Cole and William Kunstler.
1 Background of the case
2 The Supreme Court's decision
2.1 Kennedy's Concurrence
2.2 Rehnquist's dissent
2.3 John Paul Stevens' dissent
3 Subsequent developments
4 See also
6 Further reading
7 External links