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  2. Flag desecration - Wikipedia

    Flag desecration is a term applied to the desecration of flags or violation of flag protocol, a various set of acts that intentionally destroy, damage, or mutilate a flag in public.

  3. Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. This subsection does not prohibit any conduct consisting of the ...

  4. Flag Desecration Amendment - Wikipedia

    The Flag Desecration Amendment (often referred to as the Flag-burning Amendment) is an American proposed law, in the form of constitutional amendment to the Bill of Rights, that would allow the U.S. Congress to prohibit by statute and provide punishment for the physical "desecration" of the flag of the United States.

  5. Flag Burning or Desecration | American Civil Liberties Union

    Our democracy is strong because we tolerate all peaceful forms of expression, no matter how uncomfortable they make us feel or how much we disagree. The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed and reaffirmed that the right to desecrate the flag is included in the Constitution’s protection of speech.

  6. A History of Flag-Burning and Flag Desecration in the U.S.

    Flag-burning first became an issue in the U.S. after the Civil War and it's had a colorful and storied legal history since that time.

  7. Articles about Flag Desecration - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

    Flag Desecration News. Find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about Flag Desecration From The tribunedigital-chicagotribune

  8. Background on the Flag Desecration Amendment | American Civil ...

    Background Information on the Flag Desecration Constitutional AmendmentHow many times has the Constitution been amended?Since the original Bill of Rights was adopted, the United States Constitution has been amended only 17 times, almost invariably for important purposes, including abolishing slavery and extending the right to vote to African ...

  9. Timeline of Flag Desecration Issues - US History

    1777: Approval of Flag Design — The Continental Congress approved the stars and stripes design for the new American flag on June 14, 1777 (Flag Day) in order to designate and protect U.S. ships at sea. However, the flag did not become a widely used or generally popular symbol until after the Civil ...

  10. Burning the American Flag: This Is Why It's Legal | Time

    The Supreme Court declared on June 11, 1990, that laws against desecrating the flag are unconstitutional

  11. Is Flag Burning Illegal? - The Law Dictionary

    Interesting that the burning of the flag has been against the law until 1969. The first U.S. Supreme Court ruling on flag desecration was passed in 1907 in Halter vs. Nebraska case.