why does united states v. eichman (1990) matter?

why does united states v. eichman (1990) matter?

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  • 9 years ago
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    It upheld that flag desecration didn't rise to the level that it was necessary to ban it and asserted that burning the flag was protect speech.

    It matters because if the court hadn't ruled that way, then the government could restrict more and more forms of speech.

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  • 9 years ago

    It says its a first amendment right to desecrate the American flag unless you burn someone in the process. I dislike seeing this done but we are permitted by the constitution to speak our minds even against the government.

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