Snyder v. Phelps: Is Offensive Speech Protected?

By on October 5, 2010

Does the First Amendment apply to speech that is outside the bounds of common decency? Two legal scholars debate.

Jeffrey Shulman
Georgetown Law Center

Jeffrey Shulman is Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown Law Center.

 

Joel Kleinman
Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Joel Kleinman is a partner at Dickstein Shapiro LLP. He authored the ACLU’s amicus brief in Snyder v. Phelps.

 

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