Texas Vs Johnson Case Study

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Dissenting opinion for Johnson Is there any sort of consequences to someone if they burn the American Flag? In the U.S Supreme Court case “Texas v. Johnson”, Johnson was jailed by the start of Texas due to the desecration of the American Flag. The U.S. Supreme Court accepted his case, and the majority opinion of the case decided it was not a criminal offence to burn a flag because of the First Amendment. We the dissenting opinion believe that the burning of the American Flag should be a criminal offence. We believe this because the desecration of the flag tarnishes its value, the flag is our very own unique symbol, and it is the symbol that change 13 fledging colonies into a world power. The desecration of the American Flag or any flag tarnishes
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