Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
A comprehensive look at First Amendment theory as it relates to hate speech codes on college campuses and the political correctness movement. Theoretical arguments written both for and against having hate speech codes on college campuses utilizing suggestions for constitutionally sounds hate speech codes as well as case law history. Legal research conducted by Shepardizing and categorizing into propositions those United States Supreme Court cases that have cited Chaplinsky v. The State of New Hampshire; the case which set up the guidelines for restriction of the First Amendment by holding that "fighting words" are not protected speech.
Hess, Heidi Jeanne, "The Fighting Words Doctrine Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire and Hate Speech" (1995). Student Work. 2270.