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Trump throws support behind 'no brainer' measure to ban burning of American flag


Added 06-15-19 09:57:02am EST - “President Trump threw his support behind a new effort to ban burning the American flag on Saturday, challenging a decades-old Supreme Court ruling that established flag burning was a protected form of speech.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump throws support behind 'no brainer' measure to ban burning of American flag”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE threw his support behind a new effort to ban burning the American flag on Saturday, challenging a decades-old Supreme Court ruling that established flag burning was a protected form of speech.

“All in for Senator Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesHouse panel advances bill to create cybersecurity standards for government IT devices House panel advances bill to create cybersecurity standards for government IT devices The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Trump exerts executive privilege ahead of contempt vote MORE as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Rep. Steve WomackStephen (Steve) Allen WomackCBO: Medicare for All gives 'many more' coverage but 'potentially disruptive' Conservatives ask White House to abandon Amazon talks over Pentagon contract Overnight Health Care: House Dems introduce moderate Medicare expansion plan | CBO releases analysis on single payer | Sanders knocks Biden health care plan MORE (R-Ark.) reintroduced companion legislation in the Senate and House on Friday, which was Flag Day, to restore “Congress’s constitutional authority to ban the desecration of the United States flag.”

Forty-eight states previously had laws against flag burning until the 1989 Texas v. Johnson Supreme Court decision ruled that the act was protected under the First Amendment’s freedom of speech clause.

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