Saturday, March 13, 2004

Commentary on the Virginia cross-burning case

The Richmond paper has this commentary on the decision of the Virginia Supreme Court in the cross-burning cases remanded from the U.S. Supreme Court.

The commentary begins: "The Virginia Supreme Court struck just the right balance in its ruling on the state's cross-burning law. While ratifying the constitutionality of the prohibition against burning crosses with the intent to intimidate, the Court also made it clear that burning a cross is a form of symbolic speech that should not be banned automatically and everywhere."

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