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Unformatted text preview: Philosophy 304: Contemporary Moral Problems TEST 4 REV IEW 23:46:30 Format: essay test. Random organizational thoughts below 1. Fighting Words: A History a. Fighting words words that immediately tend to incite a breach of the peace b. Chaplinski said that these words are not covered by first amendment c. In Street v. New York (1969) the court overturned a statute prohibiting flag-burning and verbally abusing the flag, holding that mere offensiveness does not qualify as "fighting words". d. Cohen v. California (1971) man was arrested for wearing a jacket that said "fuck the draft." This did not constitute uttering fighting words since there had been no "personally abusive epithets. e. Chokie nazi demonstrators allowed to use swastika in demonstration because It may cause offense, but will not cause an immediate breach of the peace f. Corry v. Stanford University university speech code was too broad and overreaching (even as specific as it was). Can only ban fighting words, not any sort of hate-speech.(even as specific as it was)....
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