Posts Tagged ‘flag’

Mo. man receives $7,000 after arrest for flag desecration

Federal judge assesses compensatory damages for man jailed seven hours for shredding a U.S. flag in 2009.

On Flag Day, rights and wrongs about Old Glory

It seems odd that, although most of us claim to respect Old Glory and shudder at the thought of its being desecrated in protest, we don’t always take proper care of our grand old flag.

Woman in Barnette reflects on famous flag-salute case

One in a series of interviews with principals involved in First Amendment-related U.S. Supreme Court cases (see “SCT interview” keyword below).
Most First Amendment enthusiasts probably don’t know the name Marie Snodgrass. The name may not ring a bell even for many die-hard free-speech advocates. But Marie Snodgrass — the former Marie Barnett — helped to [...]

Biden’s record long, mostly strong on free speech

With a few exceptions, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden’s
record as a six-term senator from Delaware indicates he is a proponent of First
Amendment rights. In his legislation, votes and public comments, Biden has often
shown deference to free speech and religious freedom.
Biden, a Roman Catholic, has said on numerous occasions that Democrats have
struggled in the past [...]

University won’t punish College Republicans for anti-terror rally

San Francisco State University’s College Republicans will not face sanctions after hosting a rally during which students stepped on pieces of paper they had painted to resemble the Hezbollah and Hamas flags. The anti-terrorism demonstration on Oct. 17, 2006, prompted another student to file a complaint because the flags contain the Arabic word for “Allah.”
The [...]

Seigenthaler lecture 1: Patriotism, dissent & the American flag, Part 1

In the first of six First Amendment lectures, First Amendment Center Founder John Seigenthaler analyzes the history of the U.S. flag and of the practice of burning it in protest.