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Texas v. Johnson Decided

Texas v. Johnson was a decision by the Supreme Court of the US that invalidated prohibitions on desecrating the American flag. The opinion of the court came down as a controversial 5-4 decision, with the majority opinion written by William J. Brennan, Jr. The question the Supreme Court had to answer was this: "Is the desecration of an American flag, by burning or otherwise, a form of speech that is protected under the First Amendment?" What arguments did the Justices make?



Khmer Rouge

The Khmer Rouge was a Cambodian Communist movement that was active as a guerrilla force from 1970 to the late 1990s and held power under the leadership of Pol Pot from 1975 to 1979. The Khmer Rouge is remembered largely for causing the deaths of up to 1.5 million people through execution, starvation, and forced labor. A tribunal consisting of both Cambodian and international judges was established in 2006 to try former Khmer Rouge leaders. Who were the "New People?"

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Prince William of Wales

The son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, Prince William attended the prestigious Eton College. After graduating, he spent a year participating in British Army training in Belize and working as a volunteer with Raleigh International in southern Chile. He then attended the University of St Andrews in Scotland and graduated in 2005. That year, he was accepted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. What is William's position in the line of succession to the British throne?

Last updated on Thursday, 21st June 2007

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