Court Declares Missouri Flag Desecration Statute Unconstitutional

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Missouri’s law prohibiting flag desecration is ruled unconstitutional. A federal court ruled on behalf of the ACLU who filed the suit on behalf of a man arrested and held in jail for eight hours after attempting to burn an American flag. The court held that statute is invalid becauseĀ  it prohibits a substantial amount of protected speech.

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