Opinion of the Court

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Opinion of the Court

Post  Elli Iacobellis on Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:04 am

In a 5 to 4 decision, the court voted in favor of Johnson.cyclops

The court decided Johnson's actions were expressive conduct and therefor the First Amendment protected him. "[i]f there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable."

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h t t p : / / w w w .oyez.org/cases/1980-1989/1988/1988_88_155

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