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Michael H Goldhaber on Sun, 19 Feb 2006 12:10:47 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> publication of "Jyllands-Posten" cartoons is not...


You are mistaken. It remains perfectly legal, courtesy of the US Supreme Court, to
burn an American flag (if you own it) as a form of expression. It may not be
advisable, because we have thugs here too, but most likely you would just be
denounced.

People get arrested for all sorts of legal things, but then, usually, they get let
off without being convicted. You don't say what happened to your relatives.

It is however illegal to sing in front of a foreign embassy in Washington DC.
During the anti-apartheid protests, I was one of many arrested for that in front
of the South African embassy. The DC government had already announced we were not
going to be prosecuted, however. I was planning to plead innocent, on the much
attested grounds that I can't sing.

Best,

Michael
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Michael H. Goldhaber

mgoldh {AT} well.com



On Feb 16, 2006, at 10:01 AM, Jody Berland wrote:
> You can't burn an American
> flag, for instance, although you can make bikinis out of it.  I  
> have had relatives arrested for burning their own draft card.


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