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'Let Them Vent Their Spleen' - Free Speech and its Limits in the United States


Lorenz Langer


Swiss Review of International and European Law; Yale Law School

February 17, 2009

In Freiheit ohne Grenzen - Grenzen der Freiheit FREEDOM WITHOUT LIMITS - LIMITS WITHOUT FREEDOM, Guido Mühlemann, Annja Mannhard, eds., pp. 135-60, Dike, 2008

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In the following paragraphs, I will try to chart a passage between American hyper-bole on free speech and the stereotypes cherished by Europeans. Hopefully, I will be able to demonstrate that free speech protection in the United States is not necessarily flawless. But neither does it correspond to the simplistic and undifferentiated approach of European lore.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: freedom of speech, first amendment, comparative constitutional law, hate speech

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Date posted: February 24, 2009  

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Langer, Lorenz, 'Let Them Vent Their Spleen' - Free Speech and its Limits in the United States (February 17, 2009). In Freiheit ohne Grenzen - Grenzen der Freiheit FREEDOM WITHOUT LIMITS - LIMITS WITHOUT FREEDOM, Guido Mühlemann, Annja Mannhard, eds., pp. 135-60, Dike, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1345523

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