U.S. Supreme Moot Court
Wisconsin v. Johnson

February 20-27, 2006 / U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

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Wisconsin v. Johnson

In a protest against the Iraq War, Gregory Johnson burned a U.S. flag. He was found guilty and sentenced to prison. The Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed the decision and now its up to the U.S. Supreme Court to decide. Is burning a flag protected symbolic speech or not?

Use the following links help you develop your arguments and questions-

General Supreme Court and Precedent Links-

Oyez, Supreme Court Multimedia
Landmark Cases
Legal Information Institute

Wisconsin Circuit Court

Supplementary Links on Flag Desecration-

Allow Flag Desecration-
People For the American Way
American Society of Newspaper Editors
American Civil Liberties Union
Warren S. Apel's Flag Burning Page

Do Not Allow Flag Desecration-
Citizens Flag Alliance
National Society Sons of the American Revolution
Independence Hall Association
Maj. Gen. Brady's Editorial in the Washington Times

River Valley High School
Mr. Hollenberger

(2/17/06 jph)