A small American flag is burned outside the White House in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, the day after Election Day. President-elect Donald Trump said in a Twitter post Nov. 29 that Americans who burned the flag should be jailed or lose their citizenship – though there is direct Supreme Court precedent that it is protected speech under the Constitution.
A small American flag is burned outside the White House in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, the day after Election Day. President-elect Donald Trump said in a Twitter post Nov. 29 that Americans who burned the flag should be jailed or lose their citizenship – though there is direct Supreme Court precedent that it is protected speech under the Constitution. AL DRAGO The New York Times
A small American flag is burned outside the White House in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, the day after Election Day. President-elect Donald Trump said in a Twitter post Nov. 29 that Americans who burned the flag should be jailed or lose their citizenship – though there is direct Supreme Court precedent that it is protected speech under the Constitution. AL DRAGO The New York Times
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It’s awful, ungrateful and unpatriotic. But it’s not unconstitutional

November 30, 2016 04:00 AM

UPDATED November 30, 2016 10:18 AM

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