Neb. flag-desecration case may be tried in August Associated Press - April 2, 2010 3:54 PM ET PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - Another Nebraska judge has refused to dismiss the flag-desecration charge against against a Kansas woman. Douglas County Judge Joseph Caniglia was appointed to hear the Sarpy County case after two other judges were removed from the case. Caniglia refused Friday to throw out the case against Shirley Phelps-Roper on constitutional grounds. Neb. flag-desecration case may be tried in August - KOAM TV 7 Joplin and Pittsburg News Weather Sports | I didn't know that any states had flag protection laws. It's a good thing.