Divorced father held in contempt for using racial slurs around
VOLOKH at law.ucla.edu
Wed Dec 14 15:40:00 PST 2005
Bob Sheridan writes:
> Query: Is it any more troubling to restrict speech in the domestic
> dispute context than it is to force the waiver (on pain of
> jail) of the
> right to be free from 4th Amendment search protections in the
> of a criminal prosecution and conviction?
Wouldn't the answer be "You bet"? Splitting up with a spouse
(or a nonspouse) may be bad in all sorts of ways, but it seems like
hardly the equivalent of committing a crime. Whatever the rationale for
allowing extra speech restrictions on probationers, it doesn't seem to
me to apply to splitting parents.
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