publication date: Saturday, July 30, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Injustice

clue: His criminally unpatriotic choice of expression might have made him an actual criminal under Illinois law.

explanation: Mellott was arrested in July 2016 for burning an American flag, a crime under Illinois law despite the Supreme Court ruling that it was free speech protected by the First Amendment. He was released without being charged. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


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