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On This Date in Legal History

In 1984, protesters gathered in Dallas, Texas, to voice objections to policies adopted by the Reagan administration. During the demonstration, Gregory Lee Johnson doused an American flag with kerosene, and set it on fire. He was arrested for violating a … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1984, protesters gathered in Dallas, Texas, to voice objections to policies adopted by the Reagan administration. During the demonstration, Gregory Lee Johnson doused an American flag with kerosene, and set it on fire. He was arrested for violating a … Continue reading

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Is it Illegal to Burn an American Flag?

On this day in 1989, the case of Texas v. Johnson was argued before the United States Supreme Court.  The case arose after Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning an American flag as a means of protesting President Reagan’s policies. … Continue reading

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