Essay about The Court Case Of Chaplinsky V. New Hampshire

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The Supreme Court is that of a Chief Justice of the United States and a set number of Associate Judges, fixed by congress and appointed by the President. The Supreme Court has specific guidelines on how many cases they are to hear in a set time but, they have discretion on which cases they choose to hear out in court. Many cases they hear deal with questions, or conflicts, with the interpretation of the constitution, such as the cases: Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, Beauharnais v. Illinois, and R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul.
In the court case of Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, the Supreme Court must look at the appeal of a New Hampshire State Supreme Court ruling that Chaplinsky’s use of profane language on openly public streets in a means that may provoke another into the immediate breach of peace was validation for conviction. Chaplinsky was said to be on the streets preaching and denouncing all religion as a “racket” when people began to crowd him, complaining and getting annoyed with his words. The citizenry complained to the marshal, but he informed them he was I his full rights to speak his mind on the matter of religious affairs. The marshal proceeded to warn Chaplinsky of the unrest amongst the crowd and that left. A disturbance occurred, that of which is unknown for certain, and a traffic officer then took Chaplinsky in his car on to the police station. This is where the words, “"You are a God damned racketeer" and "a damned Fascist and the whole government of…

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