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Lee statue but an injunction is now prohibiting its

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Robert E. Lee statue, but an injunction is now prohibiting its removal August 11-12, 2017 : Unite the Right planned for noon on Saturday Earlier legal fight over permits Numerous counter- protesters also arrived
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Violence in Charlottesville Protests turn violent Demonstrators and counterprotesters clashed before the rally began Consequently, Virginia State Police called the gathering an unlawful assembly Later, they turned deadly A 20-year-old Ohio man drove his car into a crowd One woman, Heather Heyer, was killed; dozens were wounded
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Aftermath Following these events, our nation was shocked and saddened These events have raised numerous difficult and painful questions
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Pros Pros Cons Cons Concerns that lots of different types of speech could be construed as hate speech Allowing hate speech enables people to see hateful viewpoints for what they are It could prevent proper discussion to be carried out, people wouldn’t be able to see other perspectives Hate speech is a biproduct of free speech; we must remember how important free speech is Censorship of some speech could be seen as censoring a religion, ideology Any laws against hate speech would be likely to be enforced inconsistently with a bias in favor of some viewpoints and not others When expressed, hate speech has led to numerous riots and danger to many people Expressing hate speech could mean that racists, etc. might make up new reasons to justify their positions Hate speech can cause other people to feel afraid for their lives, regardless of whatever that threat is real First Amendment Protection for Hate and Controversial Speech
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Pros Pros Cons Cons First Amendment Protection for Hate and Controversial Speech
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Pros Pros Cons Cons First Amendment Protection for Hate and Controversial Speech
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The Right to Privacy
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Abortion and the Right to Privacy: Objectives Describe the legal basis for both the right to privacy and Roe v. Wade Examine the positions commonly held by the pro-life and pro-choice movements Review public opinion on abortion
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The Right to Privacy Privacy : “the state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one’s private life or affairs” (From Dictionary.com) Not stated explicitly anywhere in the U.S. Constitution Rather, this right is implied by various constitutional amendments, including the 1 st , 3 rd , 4 th , 5 th , 9 th and 14 th
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Development of the Right to Privacy Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) CT law prohibited the use of contraceptives, but Griswold, a Planned Parenthood official, had been teaching married women how to use them Enforcement of the law meant that police, etc. (government) would know about couples’ intimate lives Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972) The Supreme Court overturned a MA that banned the sale of contraceptives, thus trying to influence what happened in one’s private life "If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child” (From Justice Brennan’s majority opinion).
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Roe v. Wade: Case Facts
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