Governing the Speech 02


The Supreme Court has also recognized that the government may prohibit some speech that may cause a breach of the peace or cause violence. For more on unprotected and less protected categories of speech see advocacy of illegal action, fighting words, commercial speech and obscenity. The right to free speech includes other mediums of expression that communicate a message.  The level of protection speech receives also depends on the forum in which it takes place.

via First Amendment | LII / Legal Information Institute.

So are there any instances where speech [or one of its many forms such as a film] were prohibited by the U.S government in keeping with the Supreme Court’s recognition above, on grounds that it could cause “a breach of the peace or cause violence”?

 

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About Irfan

I am an independent researcher and blogger interested in everything under the sun, but more so in the philosophy and history of education and education reform generally, and specifically in the so-called post colonial contexts

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