is flag burning protected by the first amendment?

juss wonderin

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  • snow
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    100% protected.

  • 9 years ago

    Yes. Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), was an important decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that invalidated prohibitions on desecrating the American flag enforced in 48 of the 50 states.

    There are some, however, who would pursue arson charges, so be cautious about sweeping ideas on flag burning.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I'm confused about this issue.

    I know that if an American actor burns another countries flag on t.v. that country will ask for an apology.

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  • 9 years ago

    It is, provided it's for speech purposes.

    If you burn your neighbor's flag because you don't like your neighbor, then it's obviously not speech, and you have no first amendment defense.

  • Yes, as are most types of non violent protest.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    yep you can do whatever you want as long as it does not effect other people like if you burn the flag in the middle of the street yelling stuip crap then yeah they will get yeah but if your buring it as a sing of repect because you dropped it then thats okay

  • Blowme
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    yes

  • 9 years ago

    yes

  • 9 years ago

    in my state it depends mainly if the Flag is owned by you.

    if its not owned by you then you can be charged with a gross misdemeanor.

    Source(s): washington state
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