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    VascoNov 9, 2012 at 10:44 am

    “Let there be no mistake about our belief that burning a cross in someone’s front yard is reprehensible. But St. Paul has sufficient means at its disposal to prevent such behavior without adding the First Amendment to the fire.”

    – You don’t have the right to burn anything on someone else’s lawn without their permission. The Supreme Court was striking down a specific law because of the way it was worded, and it’s obvious that the teenager could have been prosecuted for other crimes like trespass, or even a minor form of arson.

    Later, the Supreme Court upheld a Virginia ban on cross burning that is used to intimidate (2004).

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