Over nine hundred men, mostly clergy, sent their draft cards
via Chaplain Coffin to affirm that, with draft immunity as clergy, we were opposed to a war that was illegal, immoral, and very unwise.
d The Supreme Court ruled that burning a draft card
was protected by the First Amendment.
Despite the peaceful nature of both the Assembly and Kearns' protest, an enraged Congress condemned the Assembly as a disruption staged by SDS--a leftist organization that played virtually no role in the protest--and responded to Kearns' action by passing new legislation outlawing draft card
destruction and strengthening the penalties against violators.
In counterpoint, there are the student leaders and followers as the events of the 1960s unfolded: draft card
burning, sit-ins, demonstrations, general strikes, and riots.
19) A young man bums his draft card
,(20) defaces the American flag,(21) or bums it.
When a member of the Anarchist Caucus (in the '60s, even a predominantly right-wing organization could support an anarchist faction) denounced the war as an imperialist adventure and burned his draft card
, all hell broke loose.
I got my draft card
and voting card at about the same time.
The Court first identified two decisions involving "symbolic conduct," the draft card
burning case, United States v.
7) O'Brien, which upheld a conviction for draft card
burning, applied quite minimal scrutiny in light of the government's asserted speech neutral interest in efficiently administering the draft--an interest which Professor John Ely has aptly described as "plausible but little more.
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I tucked my draft card
in behind my driver's license and stared at my wallet morosely--folding it slowly, as if it were a damaged wing.
Like some kind of living history project, Watkins brought his old draft card
in to show the young actors, many of whose characters are called on to burn their draft cards
in the course of the story.
The community was born out of resistance to the Vietnam War, including high-profile draft card
burning actions; later the focus became ongoing resistance to U.
If government forbids destruction of draft cards
to prevent those political ideas from being communicated, that should be a first amendment case, even if no one intends a political message in destroying a draft card