Flag desecration dispute heads to federal court

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(KTVI) – The state of Missouri heads to federal court in St. Louis Thursday morning to appeal a ruling that declared the state’s flag desecration law unconstitutional.

The ACLU sued and won after a Cape Girardeau man was arrested for burning a flag in front of his home.

The Missouri law was overturned based on a U.S. Supreme court ruling that desecrating the flag to express an opinion is protected speech.

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