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Supreme Court to Decide if Cross-Burning Is Protected Speech

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Supreme Court to Decide if Cross-Burning Is Protected Speech

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Supreme Court to Decide if Cross-Burning Is Protected Speech

Supreme Court to Decide if Cross-Burning Is Protected Speech

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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether laws that ban cross-burning violate the First Amendment guarantee of free expression under the Constitution. The justices will hear a challenge to a Virginia law by three men who were convicted after attending a rally of the Ku Klux Klan. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.