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Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Cross Burning Statute Goes to the Supreme Court

Kyle Still is offering a preview of a case concerning an anti-cross burning statute that the Supreme Court will hear this term. He has an interesting post on Virginia v. Black, a case out of the Supreme Court of Virginia concerning a state statute (Va. Code sec. 18.2-423) which bans cross burning. The defendent was convicted under that statute of burning a cross in somebody's yard. The defendent is questioning the Constitutionality of the statute, I would imagine under the argument that the cross burning constituted speech that is protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments. It is a well thought out post, so ya'll check it out.

posted by John Branch @ 10:53 PM

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