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May 12, 2008 Assignment: Handouts, Hassine chp: 10, 11, 12, 16; about drugs and sex in prison; (all short) Comparisons between US and other nations o Freedom of Speech o One of more secular nations: Turkey It’s a crime for someone to “insult Turkish-ness” o Issue of what we punish: Cohen vs. California; freedom of speech Involves word “fuck” Cohen who was against draft in Vietnam, went into LA county courthouse and had “fuck the draft” on jacket Arrested for offensive conduct, appealed to US supreme court US Supreme Court said (5-4) the state of California could not prosecute Cohen for his jacket Said ultimately it was not conduct, it was speech; also it was political speech – the most important of all speech and deserve the utmost protection. Said word “fuck” cannot be banned because it would lead to suppression of political views, thought, etc. no one word can be o Some words Can be criminally prosecuted because they could lead to breach of
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