14 terms

Texas v Johnson

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demonstration
an event in which people gather together in order to show that they support or oppose something or someone
statute
a written law that is formally created by a government
descecration
to damage (a holy place or object) : to treat (a holy place or object) with disrespect
sentence
the punishment given by a court of law
fine
an amount of money that you pay as a punishment for breaking a law or rule
appeal
a process in which a decision is studied and accepted or rejected by a higher court or by someone in authority
affirm
to decide that the judgment of another court is correct
conviction
the act of proving that a person is guilty of a crime in a court of law
overturn
to decide that (a ruling, decision, etc.) is wrong and change it
breach
a failure to do what is required by a law, an agreement, or a duty : failure to act in a required or promised way
reverse
to change (something) to an opposite state or condition
communicative
relating to communication
applicable
able to be applied or used in a particular situation
mutilation
to ruin the beauty of (something) : to severely damage or spoil (something)