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Unformatted text preview: Kerr doesn’t understand what the students are trying to put forward Cohen v. O’Brien • Cohen was arrested for offensive conduct by an officer in the court room • Cohen wore jacket to express his feelings for the Vietnam War and about the draft • Cohen stated that his right to freedom of expression of 1 st amendment was violated • Supreme Court ruled in his favor 5:4 • Court stated that a speaker cannot be silenced because the audience finds it offensive 1968-democratic national convention-assassination of MLK & 2 months after senator Robert F. Kennedy assassinated 1970-Kent State shooting also known as Kent-State Massacre-National Guard killed unarmed students-police power of states turn against the citizens...
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- Winter '08
- Vietnam War, Cohen, Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Robert F. Kennedy