[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that Missouri's ban on desecrating the American flag is unconstitutional. On October 20, 2009, Frank Snider was arrested for violating Missouri Revised Statute 578.095 [text] by shredding an American flag and tossing the remnants in the street, a Class A misdemeanor. Upon review of Texas v. Johnson [text], law enforcement released Snider after eight hours of imprisonment. Snider sued for damages and was represented...

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