Important Court Cases
U.s v.s Virginia
McCullon v.s Maryland
1984 Republican National Convention was being held in Dallas, Texas. Johnson burned the flag to protest the policies of President Ronald Reagan. He was arrested and charged with violating a Texas statute that prevented the desecration of a venerated object, including the American flag, if such action were likely to incite anger in others.
Issue :Whether flag burning constitutes "symbolic speech" protected by the First Amendment.