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Free Speech Rights
An argument that the speech of University of Colorado professor, Ward Churchill, was within the free speech rights of the U.S. Constitution.
# 125458 | 1,750 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Law (Constitution) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11)

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This paper provides an argument that University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill was fully within the free speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution when he wrote a speech declaring the acts of 9/11 were motivated by America's own acts of violence that involve civilians and innocent victims.

From the Paper:

"The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the U.S. Bill of Rights that expressly prohibits the U.S. Congress from making laws that infringe the freedom of speech. Over time, the Supreme Court has ruled on a number of cases that have shaped free speech parameters. In "Schenck v. United States", Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. established the clear and present danger test in which spoken words that illustrate a clear and present danger to bring about the substantive evils..."

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