Friday, June 16, 2006

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Flag-Burning Measure

By BLOOMBERG NEWS
Published: June 16, 2006

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a constitutional amendment that would empower Congress to outlaw flag burning. The measure has already been approved by a two-thirds majority in the House. To become part of the Constitution, it must be passed by the same margin in the Senate and ratified by 38 state legislatures. In 1989, the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to strike a Texas law that barred flag burning, ruling that the law restricted freedom of expression guaranteed by the Constitution. Supporters argued yesterday that the proposed amendment would restore the power of Congress — rather than unelected judges — to decide the flag-burning issue.

.........alright liberals, Constitutionalists and libertarians...here goes the erosion of our constitutional guarantees...

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