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Supreme Court / Flag Burning #129051

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 11, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court decision in two flag- burning cases examined; scenes shown of burning of flags in Seattle and Washington, DC; details given of freedom of speech issue underlying these cases. Majority opinion by Justice William Brennan quoted on screen. [Defendant Shawn EICHMAN - says it is a victory for those against forced patriotism.] Dissenting opinion from Justice John Paul Stevens quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Jim Wooten) Debate in Congress over a Constitutional amendment to prevent flag burning examined. [President BUSH - says we need an amendment.] [Senators Robert DOLE, Orrin HATCH, Edward KENNEDY, Charles GRASSLEY, Representative Thomas FOLEY - offer opinions on flag amendment.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim;
Wooten, Jim
Duration:
00:04:10

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