Texas v. Johnson
Amanda Beck & Baily Alexander
- He was tries and convicted under Texas Law for flag desecration.
- Given a $2,000 fine and sentenced to a year in jail.
The Texas Court of Criminal appeals reversed the conviction and the case went to the Supreme Court.
- It was decided in a 5-4 vote that Johnson was protected under the First Amendment for freedom of expression.
"Texas v. Johnson." Oyez. Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, n.d. May 10, 2016. <https://www.oyez.org/cases/1988/88-155>