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VIRGINIA v. BLACK, 01-1107

Consistent with the First Amendment, a state may ban cross-burning carried out with the intent to intimidate, but a Virginia statute provision treating any cross burning as prima facie evidence of an intent to intimidate renders that statute unconstitutional.

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  • Decided 04/07/2003
  • Published 04/07/2003

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  • United States Supreme Court

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