Talk:Texas v. Johnson

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I have divided[edit]

I have divided the section on "the case" into three subsections as seemed to me useful in presenting the major issues brought up. If this organization can be improved upon or the subsection headings reworded in a superior manner, I am all for it and encourage such action.

Additionally, information on the concurring opinion and the two dissents ought to be included in the article. I may get to that but encourage others to add that information, along with making any other changes, modifications, and deletions as may be deemed improvements to the article.

Jacob1207 15:46, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Texas Penal Code 42.09 refers to cruelty to animals, not flag desecration[edit]

Section 42.09 does not refer to flag desecration, 42.11 does. Source: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/docs/PE/htm/PE.42.htm

Did 42.09 change in the 20 years since then?

C.A.T.S. CEO (talk) 17:50, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

missing word? Struck down[edit]

Congress did, however, pass the 1989 Flag Protection Act, which was also struck down by the same majority of justices as Johnson (in an opinion also written by Justice Brennan), in United States v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 310 (1990).

Are we missing a word in the above line or is that leagalize? Ht1848 18:46, 2004 Nov 8 (UTC)


      • I am not commenting on the grammar or word structure, but I would like to say thanks so much to whoever wrote this article. This is a very clear and easily understandable document.

Notes Section[edit]

Is there anything in here that should be added to the Subsequent Developments section or can I get a second on deleting it? Jewisharific 23:35, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Random thoughts and questions[edit]

Anyone know what ever happened to Gregory Johnson, after the trial? Maybe not relevant to this article, but I can't find this information anywhere. He's probably around 50 years old now; I wonder if he's still invovled with communist groups. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.137.221.0 (talk) 03:25, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Probably teaching someplace along with the rest of the failed Marxists.John celona (talk) 17:45, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Reverting "vandalism"[edit]

Hello,

I am not sure how to go about it, but this revision: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Texas_v._Johnson&oldid=174242522, is destructive, and I'm not sure how to go about reversing that so others can view the information as well. I am reading an older version, but I figured someone should be aware of the issue. Thank you.--198.37.20.140 08:57, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Just because he disagreed with the law doesn't make him a communist.Henry hedden (talk) 01:04, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

POV[edit]

The entire "The Supreme Court's decision" seriously invokes the writer's point of view, arguing against the dissenting opinions. It needs to be overhauled. 68.63.170.169 (talk) 10:01, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

POV over the topp[edit]

i assume The source of the POV dispute is the following edit:

03:59, 28 November 2007 Mufka

regardless, the article is now back to it's previous status.

--66.215.224.216 (talk) 13:05, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

The criticism section needs to be edited. The discussion there of C.J. Rehnquist and Justice Steven's decisions uses biased language.

Jontko (talk) 17:10, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Could you please be more specific? Postdlf (talk) 17:12, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

In the "Criticism of the Ruling and Dissenting Opinions" section of the article the author uses biased language. Here's an example: "He repeated the Lincoln Memorial canard and bubbled on about the "physical integrity" of the flag." Perhaps the author of this article is summarizing Professor Amar, but that is not entirely clear. Jontko (talk) 17:19, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

It looks like that's all part of a quote by Amar, which is hard to read as such because it currently uses double quotation marks for quotes within the Amar quote instead of single marks. I'd question the need to quote the essay at such length. Postdlf (talk) 17:54, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Companies[edit]

The article names protests outside "offices of several companies", but not wich companies were, or the reason why this companies were selected, and not others. It also names some "policies of the Reagan Administration". I think all this is important information. Comu_nacho (spanish speaker) (talk) 17:11, 10 September 2010 (UTC)