Flag burning and free speech

the case of Texas v. Johnson
Author: Robert Justin Goldstein
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
Category: History
Page: 269
View: 4778
When Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag as part of a political protest, he was convicted for flag desecration under Texas law. But the Supreme Court, by a contentious 5 to margin, overturned that conviction, claiming that Johnson's action constituted symbolic -- and thus protected -- speech. Heated debate continues to swirl around that controversial decision, both hailed as a victory for free speech advocates and reviled as an abomination that erodes the patriotic foundations of American democracy. Such passionate yet contradictory views are at the heart of this landmark case. Book jacket.

Flag Burning and Free Speech

The Case of Texas V. Johnson
Author: Robert Justin Goldstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780700610532
Category: Law
Page: 269
View: 9468
Discusses laws, court challenges, and issues regarding flag burning in the United States.

Texas V. Johnson

The Flag Burning Case
Author: J. Anthony Miller
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780894908583
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 4436
Covers the case of Texas v. Johnson, in which the question before the court was whether flag burning is an activity protected by the Bill of Rights.

May It Please the Court

The Most Significant Oral Arguments Made Before the Supreme Court Since 1955
Author: Peter H. Irons
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1565840526
Category: Law
Page: 400
View: 5643
This book contains transcripts of twenty-three live recordings of landmark cases argued before the United States Supreme Court between 1955 and 1993.

Flag Burning

Moral Panic and the Criminalization of Protest
Author: Michael Welch (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202366128
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
View: 8745
Responses to flag burning as a particular form of street protest tend to polarize into two camps: one holding the view that action of this sort is constitutionally protected protest; the other, that it is subversive and criminal activity. In this well-researched and richly documented volume, Welch examines the collision of these ideologies, and shows the relevance of sociological concepts to a deeper understanding of such forms of protest. In exploring social control of political protest in the United States, this volume embarks on an in-depth examination of flag desecration and efforts to criminalize that particular form of dissent. It seeks to examine the sociological process facilitating the criminalization of protest by attending to moral enterprises, civil religion, authoritarian aesthetics, and the ironic nature of social control. Flag burning is a potent symbolic gesture conveying sharp criticism of the state. Many American believe that flag desecration emerged initially during the Vietnam War era, but the history of this caustic form of protest can be traced to the period leading up to the Civil War. The act of torching Old Glory differs qualitatively from other forms of defiance. With this distinction in mind, attempts to penalize and deter flag desecration transcend the utilitarian function of regulating public protest. Despite popular claims that American society is built on genuine consensus, the flag-burning controversy brings to light the contentious nature of U.S. democracy and its ambivalence toward free expression. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is often viewed as one of the more unpopular additions to the Bill of Rights. One constitutional commentator underscores this point by noting that the First Amendment gives citizens the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. Flag Burning is a well-written, informative volume suitable for courses in deviance, social problems, social movements, mass communication, criminology, and political science, as well as in sociology of law and legal studies.

Desecrating the American Flag

Key Documents of the Controversy from the Civil War to 1995
Author: Robert Justin Goldstein
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815627166
Category: History
Page: 338
View: 5079
This comprehensive, edited, and annotated collection of critical documents relating to controversies concerning whether desecration of the American flag should be outlawed or legally protected.

The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America

Author: David Schultz,John R. Vile
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317457137
Category: Medical
Page: 40
View: 9805
Driven by the growing reality of international terrorism, the threats to civil liberties and individual rights in America are greater today than at any time since the McCarthy era in the 1950s. At this critical time when individual freedoms are being weighed against the need for increased security, this exhaustive three-volume set provides the most detailed coverage of contemporary and historical issues relating to basic rights covered in the United States Constitution. The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America examines the history and hotly contested debates surrounding the concept and practice of civil liberties. It provides detailed history of court cases, events, Constitutional amendments and rights, personalities, and themes that have had an impact on our freedoms in America. The Encyclopedia appraises the state of civil liberties in America today, and examines growing concerns over the limiting of personal freedoms for the common good. Complete with selected relevant documents and a chronology of civil liberties developments, and arranged in A-Z format with multiple indexes for quick reference, The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America includes in-depth coverage of: freedom of speech, religion, press, and assembly, as outlined in the first amendment; protection against unreasonable search and seizure, as outlined in the fourth amendment; criminal due process rights, as outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth amendments; property rights, economic liberties, and other rights found within the text of the United States Constitution; Supreme Court justices, presidents, and other personalities, focusing specifically on their contributions to or effect on civil liberties; concepts, themes, and events related to civil liberties, both practical and theoretical; court cases and their impact on civil liberties.

New York Times V. Sullivan

Civil Rights, Libel Law, and the Free Press
Author: Kermit L. Hall,Melvin I. Urofsky
Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American
ISBN: 9780700618033
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 222
View: 1088
Two forefront legal historians examine a classic case from the turbulent civil rights era to trace how the New York Times won a key Supreme Court appeal against an Alabama defamation suit, a victory that established important precedents in the areas of free press while significantly advancing civil rights for African-Americans in the Deep South. Simultaneous.

Celebrating the Fourth

Independence Day and the Rites of Nationalism in the Early Republic
Author: Len Travers
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558492035
Category: History
Page: 278
View: 5716
In Celebrating the Fourth Len Travers traces the origins and functions of the quintesssential American holiday from the first festivals in 1777 to the Jubilee of Independence in 1826. Applying anthropological analyses of social rituals, he skillfully explicates the rich symbolic content of such activities as processions, banquets and entertainments. By examining Fourth of July celebrations in Boston, Philadelphia and Charleston, he is able to discuss the interplay between local/regional and national identities and interests.

Living the Bill of Rights

How to Be an Authentic American
Author: Nat Hentoff
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520219816
Category: History
Page: 253
View: 8715
Demonstrates what can be done to protect citizen rights when the Bill of Rights is thought of as a living document

Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-2002

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094288
Category: Law
Page: 635
View: 6102
Describes the twenty-seven amendments to the constitution and hundreds of subjects of proposed amendments, explaining the significance and key players of each.

Free Speech in an Open Society

Author: Rodney A. Smolla
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773035
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
View: 924
This grand tour of First Amendment law underlines the intimate connection between free expression and democratic values as it leads us through the most treacherous and emotionally charged cases in American jurisprudence. “Intellectually venturesome. . . .”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

Saving "Old Glory"

The History of the American Flag Desecration Controversy
Author: Robert Justin Goldstein
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 263
View: 2510
In this, the first comprehensive historical analysis of the debate over the desecration of the American flag, Robert Justin Goldstein takes us from the 1989 flagburning incident that ignited an emotionally charged controversy across the nation back to the very origins of the flag as a symbol of America. It may surprise some present-day flag-protectionists to learn that the flag did not become an object of veneration until the end of the Civil War, when groups of ultra-patriotic citizens and veterans lobbied hard to give it unique status as a symbol of the nation.

Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Business Law

Author: Jeffrey F. Beatty,Susan S. Samuelson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445848
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 720
View: 8419
Using an innovative storytelling style to bring cases and legal concepts to life, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 5E presents a full range of business law topics in a series of brief, quick-reading chapters. The text delivers succinct coverage of core business law topics, emphasizes the business applications of chapter concepts, and includes summarized cases to illustrate the point of law. The fifth edition includes all-new chapters on LLCs and employment discrimination, new Case Questions, and a new emphasis on social media issues throughout. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fighting Words

Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech
Author: Kent Greenawalt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400821679
Category: Philosophy
Page: 206
View: 9174
Should "hate speech" be made a criminal offense, or does the First Amendment oblige Americans to permit the use of epithets directed against a person's race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual preference? Does a campus speech code enhance or degrade democratic values? When the American flag is burned in protest, what rights of free speech are involved? In a lucid and balanced analysis of contemporary court cases dealing with these problems, as well as those of obscenity and workplace harassment, acclaimed First Amendment scholar Kent Greenawalt now addresses a broad general audience of readers interested in the most current free speech issues.

The Judicial Branch

Author: Carol Parenzan Smalley
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756945152
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 9412
Offers a history of the Supreme Court and the power of the judicial branch of the United States government.

Speech Matters

Getting Free Speech Right
Author: Professor of Politics and Public Policy Katharine Gelber
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702247324
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 5901
"Why are Australians getting free speech Wrong? Australia is the land of the 'Fair Go'. But does this extend to giving everyone the right to speak freely about politics? While most Australians take this vital freedom for granted, in Speech Matters political analyst Katharine Gelber shows why many of Australia's laws and policies are actually damaging our democratic ideals. A council officer shuts down a Sydney art exhibition that challenges the basis for the Iraq war; big day out organisers are attacked for asking attendees not to wear the Australian flag after the Cronulla riots. Gelber investigates a wide range of political expression to discover what value Australians place on free speech: from the national flag, hate speech and anti-terrorism laws to protest, campaigns against corporate actions and provocative art. Gelber considers the rules that regulate our speech and actions alongside the views of everyday Australians on these issues. What Gelber finds is a political culture that is failing free speech. In Australia, powerful companies can silence dissent, and even peaceful protest can be difficult to carry out. Filled with controversial examples to fuel the debate, Speech Matters challenges Australians to rethink freedom of speech. It's time to give everyone a voice in running the country."--Publisher's website.

Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen,Richard Jenkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134066953
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
View: 5542
Although the symbolic and political importance of flags has often been mentioned by scholars of nationalism, there are few in-depth studies of the significance of flags for national identities. This multi-disciplinary collection offers case studies and comparisons of flag history, uses and controversies. This book brings together a dozen scholars, from varying national and disciplinary backgrounds, to offers a cluster of close readings of flags in their social contexts, mostly contemporary, but also historical. Case studies from Denmark, England, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States explore ways in which flags are contested, stir up powerful emotions, can be commercialised in some contexts but not in others, serve as quasi-religious symbols, and as physical boundary markers; how the same flag can be solemn and formal in one setting, but stand for domestic bliss and informal cultural intimacy in another.

Merely Judgment

Ignoring, Evading, and Trumping the Supreme Court
Author: Martin J. Sweet
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813930774
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
View: 1810
Merely Judgment uses affirmative action in government contracting, legislative vetoes, flag burning, hate speech, and school prayer as windows for understanding how Supreme Court decisions send signals regarding the Court’s policy preferences to institutions and actors (such as lower courts, legislatures, executive branches, and interest groups), and then traces the responses of these same institutions and actors to Court decisions. The lower courts nearly always abide by Supreme Court precedent, but, to a surprising degree, elected branches and other institutions avoid complying with Supreme Court decisions. To explain the persistence of unconstitutional policies and legislation, Sweet isolates the ability of institutions to derail the litigation process. Merely Judgment explores the mechanisms by which litigants and their peers have escaped from the clutches of litigation and thus effectively ignored, evaded, and trumped the Supreme Court.

The Constitution and the Flag: The flag salute cases

Author: Michael Kent Curtis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815312673
Category: Law
Page: 344
View: 5591
First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.