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Virginia v. Black

Docket No.: 01-1107
Certiorari Granted: May 28 2002
Argued: December 11, 2002
Decided: April 7, 2003

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, Bill of Rights, Double Jeopardy, Due Process, Federalism, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Jury Instructions, murder, patent, public schools, racial segregation, stare decisis, trademark

PartyNames: Virginia v. Barry Elton Black, Richard J. Elliott, and Jonathan O'Mara
Petitioner: Virginia
Respondent: Barry Elton Black, Richard J. Elliott, and Jonathan O'Mara

Court Below: Supreme Court of Virginia
Citation: Virginia Supreme Court, 553 S.E.2d 738. QUESTION PRESENTED Does the Virginia statute that bans cross burning with intent to intimidate violatethe First Amendment, even though the stat ute reaches all such intimidation and is not limited to any racial, religious or other content-focused category? CERT. GRANTED: 5/28/02
Supreme Court Docket

Virginia
v.
Barry Elton Black, Richard J. Elliott, and Jonathan O'Mara
538 U.S. 343 (2003)
Question:

Does the Commonwealth of Virginia's cross-burning statute, which prohibits the burning of a cross with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons, violate the First Amendment?

Virginia v. Black
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 11, 2002

Holding: affirmed in part
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Virginia, 2 vote(s) against
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