1st & 14th Amendments & Hate Speech
stevenjamar at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 16:18:33 PST 2007
Not all of us are such absolutists. Hate speech has much in kind with
violent threats, threats to security, and other exceptions and
limitations to the first amendment.
Nor is it all or nothing. Nor is it a case of impossible line
drawing. Hard lines are drawn all the time.
Look what McCarthy did. What Bush/Cheney/Rummie have done to those
who oppose them. Those are much bigger threats to speech than
constrained limits on hate speech.
Hate speech does huge social harm.
Prof. Steven Jamar
Howard University School of Law
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