Summary: H.R.2978 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/05/1989)

Flag Protection Act of 1989 - Amends the Federal criminal code to eliminate knowingly casting contempt on the U.S. flag as an element of desecration of the flag. Makes it unlawful to maintain a U.S. flag on the floor or ground or to physically defile such flag. Revises the definition of a U.S. flag to include only a U.S. flag, or any part thereof, made of any substance, of any size, in a form that is commonly displayed.

Provides for expedited review by the Supreme Court of constitutional issues arising under this Act.