Teenager Cited by Police for Treating Flag Contemptuously

Teenager Cited by Police for Treating Flag Contemptuously

Supreme Court Building
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Countries

Smith v. Goguen: In Leominster, Massachusetts, two police officers spot a teenager wearing a small American flag on the seat of his pants. The officers later swear out a complaint against Goguen for violating a state law against treating the flag "contemptuously." Goguen will be convicted, but his appeals go all the way to the Supreme Court.

Read More: Smith v. Goguen

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Slander Judgment Against Madalyn Murray-O'Hair is Reversed
Charles Lindbergh Testifies Against Helping Britain
Nazis Object to Vatican Radio Broadcasts About Catholic Clergy Persecution
Marie Curie's Application to Academy of Sciences Rejected

January History Calendar