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

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

26 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2009  

Lorenz Langer

Swiss Review of International and European Law; Yale Law School

Date Written: February 17, 2009

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1345523

Lorenz Langer (Contact Author)

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Yale Law School ( email )

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