The Supreme what? Oh… them

From the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian:

A Cape Girardeau man was arrested for flag desecration today, a case that was dimissed within hours because of a 1989 U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared flag burning was protected speech under the First Amendment.

Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said that he was unaware of the case, Texas v. Johnson, that invalidated the laws of 48 states, when he filed misdemeanor charges against Frank L. Snider III.

Swingle was elected prosecuting attorney in 1986.



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