President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that "no one should be allowed to burn the American flag," an act that is constitutionally protected as free speech. Despite the Supreme Court rulings declaring that laws prohibiting the flag's destruction are unconstitutional, Trump suggested the act should be punishable by "perhaps a loss of citizenship or year in jail." In 2012, the late Justice Antonin Scalia explained that flag burning is undeniably "a form of expression" protected under the First Amendment.

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