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S. HRG. 105–924

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITU-

TION AUTHORIZING CONGRESS TO PROHIBIT
THE PHYSICAL DESECRATION OF THE FLAG

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S.J. Res. 40
A BILL PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE

UNITED STATES AUTHORIZING CONGRESS TO PROHIBIT THE PHYS-
ICAL DESECRATION OF THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES

JULY 8, 1998

Serial No. J-105-116

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1999

55-230

For sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402

ISBN 0-16-058317-9

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

ORRIN G. HATCH, Utah, Chairman
STROM THURMOND, South Carolina

PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont
CHARLES E. GRASSLEY, Iowa

EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts
ARLEN SPECTER, Pennsylvania

JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., Delaware
FRED THOMPSON, Tennessee

HERBERT KOHL, Wisconsin
JON KYL, Arizona

DIANNE FEINSTEIN, California
MIKE DEWINE, Ohio

RUSSELL D. FEINGOLD, Wisconsin
JOHN ASHCROFT, Missouri

RICHARD J. DURBIN, Illinois
SPENCER ABRAHAM, Michigan

ROBERT G. TORRICELLI, New Jersey
JEFF SESSIONS, Alabama

MANUS COONEY, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

BRUCE A. COHEN, Minority Chief Counsel

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CONTENTS

STATEMENTS OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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Hatch, Hon. Orrin G., U.S. Senator from the State of Utah

Leahy, Hon. Patrick J., U.S. Senator from the State of Vermont

Feingold, Hon. Russell D., U.S. Senator from the State of Wisconsin

Thurmond, Hon. Strom, U.S. Senator from the State of South Carolina
Ashcroft, Hon. John, U.S. Senator from the State of Missouri

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WITNESSES
Panel consisting of Gary G. Wetzel, Oak Creek, WI; Sean C. Stephenson,

LaGrange, IL; John Schneider, Westlake Village, CA; Tommy Lasorda,

Los Angeles, CA; and Marvin Virgil Stenhammar, Ashville, NC
Panel consisting of Richard D. Parker, Williams professor of law, Harvard

University Law School, Cambridge, MA; and Clint Bolick, vice president
and director of litigation, Institute for Justice, Washington, DC

ALPHABETICAL LIST AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED

Bolick, Clint: Testimony

Feingold, Hon. Russell D. submitted the following prepared statements:

Hon. J. Robert Kerrey, U.S. Senator from the State of Nebraska

National Campaign for Freedom of Expression

Roberto Bedoya, executive director, National Association of Artists' Orga-

nization

Emergency Committee To Defend the First Amendment

Feminists for Free Expression

American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression

Lawrence J. Korb

Robert S. Peck

American Society of Newspaper Editors

Hatch, Hon. Orrin G.: The Citizens Flag Alliance, Inc., Flag Amendment

Campaign, State Memorializing Resolutions

Prepared statements of:

Everett Alverez, Jr., president, Conwal Incorporated, prisoner of the

Vietnam War

Marty Conatser, chairman, Citizens Flag Alliance, department com-

mander, the American Legion State of Illinois

John P. (Jake) Comer, chairman, Citizens Flag Alliance, State of

Massachusetts and Past National Commander of the American

Legion

Chris Christianson, chairman of Missouri's Citizens Flag Alliance

Willaim Christoffersen, State chairman, the Citizens Flag Alliance

State of Utah

Michael P. Cline, master sergeant (Ret.), executive director, the En-

listed Association of the National Guard of the United States

James 0. Coats, State representative, State of North Dakota

Marie F. Currie, chairman, Citizens Flag Alliance State of Arizona

Alton R. Ford, chairman, Citizens Flag Alliance of Michigan

Milford A. Forrester, chairman, Citizens Flag Alliance of South Caro-

lina

Tom Gentilcore, chairman, Citizens Flag Alliance State of Alabama

Russell Hanseter, Wisconsin co-chairman of the Citizens Flag Alli-

ance

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