Case Title

Bellecourt, et al., v. City of Cleveland, 544 U.S. 1033, 125 S. Ct. 2271 (2005)

Document Type

Briefs and Court Filings

Publication Date



Deciding an important question of Federal Free Speech law, the Ohio Supreme Court has recognized a fire safety justification so easy to invoke that it may be used to punish virtually every instance of flag burning and effigy burning - thereby undercutting this Court's decision in Texas v. Johnson, and creating a question of first impression that requires this Court's review and correction.