Use the discussion questions to improve understanding of the case and how it was decided by the Supreme Court.
- If you were an Associate Justice serving on the Supreme Court, what legal arguments would you take into account in deciding Texas v. Johnson?
- What emotional arguments would you need to be aware of and set aside?
- Can you think of other examples of symbolic political speech that might be offensive to some but that would be protected by the First Amendment?
Extra Discussion: To stimulate your thinking, develop several hypothetical situations and identify what differentiates them from each other and from Texas v. Johnson.