What are some good supreme court cases concerning Freedom of Speech?
Before you tell me that I'm being lazy, I'll tell you that I will also be looking for cases. It is always good to have more than one person when researching. So, what are some good Supreme court cases (Good as in they had lots of 'meat' or details and controversy, stuff like that) that dealed with the right to Freedom of Speech?
All legitimate help appreciated.
PS they must be recent.
Was that a supreme court case or an act? Could you please get the name of that supreme court case?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Hustler Magazine v Falwell - defamation of public figures
Schenck v the United States - Fire in crowded theater
Texas v Johnsen - Flag Burning
All those are 70's-90's
citizens United v FEC - money as speech
Brown v Entertainment Merchants association - Video game age restriction laws
These are more recent (last four years or so)
- Anonymous8 years ago
The landmark case is Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire
[There are certain well-defined and narrowly limited classes of speech, the prevention and punishment of which have never been thought to raise any constitutional problem. These include the lewd and obscene, the profane, the libelous, and the insulting or "fighting" words those which by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace. It has been well observed that such utterances are no essential part of any exposition of ideas, and are of such slight social value as a step to truth that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the social interest in order and morality.]
- Anonymous8 years ago
Respect for America's Fallen Hero Act signed by Dubya, which bans protests within 300 feet of a funeral
- 8 years ago
The recent ruling about Westboro Baptist Church is a good one and very controversial if this is for school.
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- vallyLv 43 years ago
Plessy vs....ruled that separate yet equivalent grew to become into equivalent...seems to be fake and it grew to become into overturned via Brown v Board of ed which ruled that separate yet equivalent is INHERENTLY unequal i will't remember the others, its been years...