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The Courts have ruled over time that most, but not all, speech is protected by the Court system. The unprotected forms of speech are generally * sedition (presenting a clear threat to overthrow the government), * obscenity (mostly just hard-core or child porn) * "fighting words," (those which incite a hostile reaction) * defamation (slander or libel against a public figure), * some commercial speech (what businesses advertise, etc) (taken from RioSalado Online, POS222 American Constitution)

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Unprotected speech is yelling fire when there is no fire. You would be doing more harm than good that, is why it is called unprotected speech. If you yelled fire and there was a fire that would be protected speech because you are trying to protect something.

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Unprotected Speech most important what happen if is protected?

It is very important that some speech be unprotected. If something like slander were legal, then it would be free reign for those trying to spread outright lies about innocent individuals.

What are the different kinds of speech that the Supreme Court has identified?

The Supreme Court has identified three types of speech: fully protected speech, which includes political or artistic expression and is protected by the First Amendment; partially protected speech, which includes commercial speech and is subject to certain restrictions; and unprotected speech, such as obscenity, defamation, and speech that incites violence, which is not protected by the First Amendment.

What speech is protected and which speech is not protected?

censorship of information before it is published is called

A demonstrator carries a sign that features a logo expressing disagreement with a government policy the demonstrators sign is an example of what kind of protected speech?

The sign carried by the demonstrator is an example of symbolic speech, which is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Symbolic speech includes using non-verbal forms, such as signs, gestures, or actions, to convey a message or express an opinion. As long as it does not incite violence or create a clear and imminent danger, symbolic speech is generally protected as a form of expression.

A demonstrator carries a sign that features a logo expressing disagreement with a government policy the demonstrator sign is an example of what kind of protected speech?

symbolic speech

Why is raghead an example of hate speech?

The question assumes something false. Raghead is not an example of hate speech. To be hate speech, the name-calling has to be directed at a Diversity person, a protected subclass of federally protected classes. Protected subclass people (Diversity) are also referred to or labeled as historically disadvantaged, underprivileged, oppressed, underserved, disenfranchised, and victimized. Ragheads (aka arabians) are not Diversity people in the US, so any disparaging speech directed at them is not necessarily hate speech. However, if a arab also happens to be female, a LGBTQ, or disabled then a hate speech charge is a possibility.

Which of these is a type of speech that is unprotected under the First Amendment?


Which kind of speech is the least protected?

political speech

Where is your freedom of speech defined?

its answered on the internet. == There is no definition of freedom of speech in the U.S. Constitution. Instead, it is defined by the decisions of courts when cases are presented to them. Generally speaking, the right to freedom of speech is only protected from interference by the actions of government. It is generally not protected from interference by private persons or companies. Even when protected from interference by government, freedom of speech is not absolute. There are exceptions. The most often quoted example of this is that a person is not protected from punishment if he yells "Fire!" in a crowded theater when there is no fire.

A form of speech protected by the First Amendment is?

symbolic speech.

What is the difference between protected and unprotected turn?

In an unprotected turn, you have a directional arrow that is green that allows you to turn. Cars coming from other directions have red light. An unprotected turn means you proceed when it is safe to do so.

What form of speech is considered less protected?

The most protected and highly regarded form of speech is core political speech. This is a type of speech that is purely expressive in its nature and has a high importance to a functional republic.