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Supreme Court / Flag Desecration #575547

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 11, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Carl Stern) United States Supreme Court reported ruling against federal law banning flag desecration; details given of ruling and President Bush's call for Constitutional amendment. [BUSH - comments.] [Representative Robert MICHEL - comments on politics.] Case of flag-burner Gregory "Joey" Johnson recalled; Congressional effort to word law to avoid first amendment issues noted. Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy noted joining William Brennan, Thurgood Marshall and Harry Blackmun in statement regarding freedom of expression. [Defendant Shawn EICHMAN - says victory came just in time for flag day.] [American Legion Robert SPANOGLE - says we'll seek amendment.] (Artist: Arthur Lien)

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Process of approving Constitutional amendment detailed. Discussion presented with Senator Bob Dole and Edward Kennedy. [DOLE - comments on exceptions to freedom of speech, cites Gallup poll on amendment.] [KENNEDY - defends first amendment.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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