Supreme Interpreters

Protected Speech

There’s no question that freedom of speech protects us from being punished for almost anything we might say in daily life. But sometimes people say things or express views that get them in trouble. Situations that are really unclear often end up in front of the Supreme Court. The Court decides, case by case, whether the First Amendment protects people in specific circumstances. 

Has the Supreme court given a green light to every kind of speech? Follow the link to find out! 

Response Question: 
  • Choose one kind of speech NOT protected by freedom of speech. Explain why you think people don’t have the right to do that.
  • Is there an activity you think is on the wrong list? (Something you think the Court should have decided differently?) Explain why you think people should or should not have that right.
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