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  • Worthless Speech Freedom Of Speech

    social value known as “worthless speech” (Tedford & Herbeck, 2013, p. 189). Known as Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, this case established what was determined “fighting words, but also stated that language that is obscene and profane can be regarded as worthless speech. Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire was a result of a Jehovah’s Witness distributing literature on a New Hampshire street and calling organized religion a “racket.” The Witness was then arrested and proceeded to verbally assault the arresting city marshal. His words and actions created an immediate breach of the peace, and were aimed at inflicting injury, which would determine what would define “fighting words” (Tedford & Herbeck, 2013, p. 189). It was fifteen years later that “worthless speech” would again be defined in Roth v. United States.…

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  • Essay On Obscenity

    Supreme Court has struggled to create a satisfying definition of what obscenity entails and how to differentiate pornography from obscene material. The case of Roth v United States in 1957 marks the first time the Court established a definition of obscenity which did not rely on the 1868 “Hicklin” English common law (Hatch, 2012; 354 U.S. 476). The Court provided a way to test potentially obscene material, which relied on the “average person” applying “contemporary community standards” to assess…

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  • Pope V. Illinois Obscenity Case Study

    “One man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric”-Justice John Marshall Harlan What is value? This question swept the court room in 1987 during the case of Pope v. Illinois. Pope and Morrison, the Petitioners in the case, had been charged with the illegal sale of obscene magazines. They argued that the State of Illinois Obscenity Statute- under which they had been convicted- was unconstitutional because it had allowed the “value” of the magazines to be judged by community standards. In response,…

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  • Minneapolis Institute Of Art Case Study

    Minneapolis v. ACLU (2015) Opinion of the Court: Bradley May 2013 saw the arrival of an exhibit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The exhibit contents featured were A)photos of nude men and women depicted in a variety of poses, B) photos of adults engaged in various sexual activities, and C) pictures of several nude men standing very close to one another. Finally, there were several pictures that resembled recent advertisements by a famous clothes designer. This last set of photos portrayed…

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  • Essay On Music Censorship

    club. (3) Many other occurrences as well as this one have happened in the past. Extremely famous musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Velvet Underground have had their albums pulled from record stores in the past for being too controversial (Newton). This is even still happening today; in 2010, MIA’s song, “Born Free,” was banned from (Newton). While people may not be able to avoid profanity and obscenities on public media, they do have the choice to watch a…

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  • The Reasons And Cons Of The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    To end the war between Mexico and the United States the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was established. Article X conducted that any territory that previously belonged to Mexico, now within the limits of the U.S. would be respected as valid, to the same extent of the land grants would be valid. Basically meaning that all land grants that had originally been made by the Mexican government would continue to be valid. It seemed as if the U.S. government could see that these lands that were continuing…

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  • Margarita Suarez's Play

    Margarita is a first generation American teen, whose families origins are from Cuba. Throughout the written text, we can also identify her Latin roots due to the dialogues used in all scenes by both her and the rest of the characters who are immediate family. Both Spanish and English are used by the author, however the primary informal language used by the characters is in English. Margarita during the course of the play is competing in a swimming tournament along the pacific ocean, swimming…

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  • The Importance Of Transportation Management

    Stockton’s transportation managers would implement ways to get greener vehicles, while Manteca’s transportation managers may campaign to save water because of the drought. In addition, the state environment of transportation policies affects the majority of the local transportation management. This would be all local transportation management in the state of California. For example, Caltrans Strategic Management Plan states that their mission is to “Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated, and…

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  • Loneliness And Forgiveness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    Loneliness, friendship, and forgiveness are just a few of the key elements in the book Of Mice And Men.The book shows lots of emotion and sorrow. Candy,Crooks, and Curley's wife show the most emotion of loneliness and sorrow. Crooks once said “Guys dont come into a colored mans room very much.Nobody been here but slim. Slim an’ the boss”. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men, the characters tend to act stubborn and strong but deep down there is more to it, every human should have a person in…

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  • Narrative Essay About Vacation

    Our Vacation This essay is about my family’s awesome vacation. We went to Arizona and California. We did a bunch of fun things like Universal Studios, and Griffith Observatory. It was really awesome and i’m going to tell you about it. It was June 5 2015, wich was my birthday. We got out of school and got on an airplane at the Idaho Falls airport. It was my first time on an airplane and it was my birthday so, the pilot let me sit in the cockpit. I videoed the take off on my Ipod and loved the…

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