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Bryan Simmons PA 19 November 30 2007 Content Workshop According to the precedent established in Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire (1942) , hate speech is that which “has no redeeming value, can incite violent retaliation, and should not enjoy 1st amendment protection” (Reich, 3). In Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) the Supreme Court further explained the basis of hate speech, also claiming that said speech has to be “Directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action” (Reich, 7). In this case, the reaction of the Muslim Student Alliance could certainly be considered “lawless action” as they were incensed enough to abscond with the totality of “The Voice” and then deposit the copies in a waste receptacle. Although some may claim that you cannot steal free newspapers, “There are states where authorities have successfully treated the confiscation of free papers as theft” (Longley, 14). The Muslim Student Alliance also threatened to potentially disrupt
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  • Fall '07
  • Kurant-Rollins
  • First Amendment to the United States Constitution, topic sentence, Brandenburg v. Ohio, Bryan Simmons, Bryan Simmons PA

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