'Let Them Vent Their Spleen' - Free Speech and its Limits in the United States
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
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
Date posted: February 24, 2009