United States v. Eichman - Significance, Court Declares Federal Flag Protection Act Unconstitutional, Further Readings
United States of America
Shawn D. Eichman
That the 1989 Flag Protection Act does not violate the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Kenneth W. Starr, U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
William M. Kunstler
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Anthony M. Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, Antonin Scalia
Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
11 June 1990
The Supreme Court struck down the Flag Protection Act as unconstitutional.
- Stromberg v. California, 283 U.S. 359 (1931).
- United States v. O'Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968).
- Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989).
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