Burning the Koran: Is it Legal? Looking to Flag Burning Cases for Answers

Free speech experts agree that Pastor Terry Jones will not be violating the Constitution if he goes ahead with his plan to burn copies of the Koran. "So long as one does not violate generally applicable, content neutral health and safety laws, one may desecrate or destroy a Koran, Bible or a rosary," said Richard W. Garnett, an associate professor at Notre Dame Law School. But experts also agreed that burning the Koran would be an offensive act. "This is free speech at its most basic, no...Full Story
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