Speech Content Based 5a Freedom Epression Restrictions Scotus

Front 5A. Freedom of Epression #1: Restrictions on the Content of Speech

SCOTUS has consistently struck down laws intended to regulate based on content of speech: (1) punishes one type of speech over another, or (2) regulates based on "message" contained in speech

Most --> Least Protection under 1st A:

Political Speech

Commercial Speech

Speech by Public Employees


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