TeXas vs Johnson 1989 . Melissa Brownell 2 nd hour 2-28-11. Historical Background. A man named Gregory Johnson attended the Republican National Convention in 1984 in Dallas, Texas. He was a demonstrator protesting the Reagan Administration and certain Companies in Texas
The State of Texas appeals the case to the Supreme Court of the United States, which grants Certiorari.
Voted with Majority
Voted with Minority
Scalia, Kennedy, Blackmun, Marshall, Brennan(gave full opinion)
O’Conner, Stevens, White, Rehnquist
-Street vs. NY: can’t punish someone for disparaging the flag verbally.