flag desecration Court overturns American flag desecration law By Associated Press • May 30, 2014 KBIA A federal appeals court in St. Louis has overturned a Missouri law that makes it a crime to burn or otherwise desecrate the American flag. Koster wants flag desecration law reinstated By Associated Press • Jan 15, 2013 File Photo / KBIA Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate Missouri's law prohibiting desecration of the American flag, a law struck down by a federal judge last year. Newscast for March 23, 2012 By Jacob Fenston • Mar 23, 2012 Jacob Fenston / KBIA Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Missouri House committee endorses legislation making it a crime for federal officials to enforce the 2010 federal health care overhaul in Missouri. Missouri House passes $24 billion state budget. Missouri flag desecration law declared unconstitutional.