Posted by Olsen on August 31, 1997 at 01:40:31:
In Reply to: Re: More Flag Questions posted by Chuck on August 29, 1997 at 01:00:24:
: : : Thanks for the answer. About the "horizontal" stripes. Were you implying that the flag should not be flown, or hung, hanging down from the field end?
: Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard that flying the stripes horizontally showed we were at war, that the flag was considered a military "standard,"
: and that the court was showing it kow towed to the federal gummint by displaying this flag. A flag hung with the stripes vertical, was considered a "banner,"
: not a standard. Perhaps this is why the US Army has the say over how the current flag is treated?
: From what I've heard, the manner of display of the flag as well as the fringe shows the jurisdiction of the court, and this may have some bearing on the
: legitimacy of a verdict offered in that court. You wouldn't try a murder case in a divorce court anymore than you'd try a tax case in a military or admiralty court.
: There is some point in the process of presenting some court cases where you assign jurisdiction and authority t the presiding judge. If there was no question of authority,
: why bother assigning it?
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