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PoliticsTrump throws support behind 'no brainer' measure to ban burning of American flag

21:25  15 june  2019
21:25  15 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Trump throws support behind 'no brainer' measure to ban burning of American flag© Getty Trump throws support behind 'no brainer' measure to ban burning of American flag

President Trump threw his support behind a new effort to ban burning the American flag on Saturday, challenging a decades-old Supreme Court ruling that established flag burning was a protected form of speech.

"All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!" Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) reintroduced companion legislation in the Senate and House on Friday, which was Flag Day, to restore "Congress's constitutional authority to ban the desecration of the United States flag."

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Burning an American flag should be a crime, President-elect Donald Trump wrote Tuesday morning on Twitter, perhaps punishable by a forfeiture of That legislation was unsuccessful. A constitutional amendment that would allow the government to ban flag desecration has been proposed multiple

An anti- Trump protest on the campus of American University in Northwest Washington escalated into shouting matches when protesting students burned a small American flag . Judge Robert Bork writes that “ burning a flag is not speech and should not fall under First Amendment protection.”

Forty-eight states previously had laws against flag burning until the 1989 Texas v. Johnson Supreme Court decision ruled that the act was protected under the First Amendment's freedom of speech clause.

Trump has frequently cited the flag as a symbol of national pride, at times even embracing flags at rallies once he appears on stage.

He suggested after his election in 2016 that people who burn flags should have their citizenship revoked or serve jail time.

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!" he tweeted.

Politicians and previous residential candidates from both parties have backed proposals to outlaw some forms of flag burning.

According to The New York Times, the Supreme Court is unlikely to reconsider the issue of flag burning anytime soon. Right-leaning Chief Justice John Roberts and conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh have suggested that they support the court's 1989 decision on the matter.

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After Cleveland police officers arrested Gregory L. Johnson in 2016 as he burned an American flag outside the Republican National Convention, Mr. Johnson sued the city, saying the officers had violated his First Amendment rights. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); He should know. The Supreme Court had ruled decades before that flag burning was a protected form of speech. The case was Texas v. Johnson, and the defendant was the same Gregory L. Johnson.

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