Kansas Supreme Court Hears Appeal on Use of Derisive Language About American Flag

Kansas Supreme Court Hears Appeal on Use of Derisive Language About American Flag

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The Kansas Supreme Court hears the appeal of Frederick Shumaker Jr. for his conviction for having made to someone a "vulgar and indecent" suggestion about what to do with a flag.

According to the court,

"Such language will not, cannot, be used by any man in any place concerning our flag, if he has any proper respect for it. The man who uses such language concerning it, either in jest or in argument, does not have the respect for it that should be found in the breast of every citizen of the United States."

The justices vote unanimously to uphold Shumaker's conviction.

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