An Emotion-Based Approach to Freedom of Speech
R. George Wright
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
April 1, 2008
Free speech law often protects emotional expression. However, we lack an understanding of the scope and limits of protection for emotional expression. This Essay seeks to make progress toward such an understanding because a better understanding and grasp of the nature of emotion itself is crucial to achieving this goal. If we can arrive at an improved understanding of emotions and how they can be expressed, we will be better able to explain when we do and do not constitutionally protect the expression of emotion.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 50
Keywords: free speech, emotional expression, constitution
Date posted: April 2, 2008 ; Last revised: February 20, 2012