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Flag protection: a ticklish business, Part 2
Program date: June 6, 2006. Running time: 13:02


07.11.06

First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere tells the audience of a June 6, 2006, First Amendment Center panel that the proposed constitutional amendment to protect the American flag raises more questions than answers.

“I don’t know how you approach defining ‘flag desecration,’” says Corn-Revere, author of "Implementing a Flag-Desecration Amendment to the U.S. Constitution." “But I will tell you this: It’s a true legal conundrum.”

The proposed flag amendment does not define key terms, such as “flag of the United States,” or “flag desecration,” Corn-Revere says.


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