Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire

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Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire by Frank Murphy

Chaplinsky v. State of New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942) was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States, in which the Court articulated the fighting words doctrine, a limitation of the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech. Excerpted from Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

United States Supreme Court

315 U.S. 568

Chaplinsky  v.  New Hampshire

 Argued: Feb. 5, 1942. --- Decided: March 9, 1942

Mr. Hayden C. Covington, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for appellant.

Mr. Frank R. Kenison, of Conway, N.H., for appellee.

Mr. Justice MURPHY delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).

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