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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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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PHL 304 taught by Professor Leon during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '08