The Courts assessment

The Courts assessment - make a powerful statement when they...

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Assignment V: The Courts 1. The parts of the First Amendment that are relevant to the case Texas v. Johnson are: the freedom of speech, freedom to peaceable assemble, and freedom to petition the government. 2. Symbolic speech means certain forms of conduct that express an idea. For example: black armbands worn by students to protest the Vietnam war, sit-ins enacted by Civil Rights leaders, and individuals choosing not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. 3. Flag burning could cause violence, and therefore be against the law, mainly because of the reactions of bystanders. Many would get offended, which could quickly escalate to violence against the group or individual burning the flag. 4. The First Amendment should protect flag burning because it allows citizens to
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Unformatted text preview: make a powerful statement when they strongly disagree against the government. The flag burning could be used to get the message across, and allow the government to see how important change is to the American public. 5. The Supreme Court should declare the Texas law against flag burning unconstitutional because it clearly violates the protection of speech in the First Amendment. Symbolic speech is still a form of speech. By favoring on the side of Texas law, where would the court systems draw the line between what is acceptable? Basically any occurrence that offended someone could be deemed illegal....
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