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NYT Free Speech Questions

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  • 1. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/us/study-challenges-supreme-courts-image-as-defender-of-free-speech.htmlRead this article and answer the questions:Leading scholars have called the Roberts court:What do you think the article mean by “free speech slam-dunks”? Which cases arethey referring to?Floyd Abrams comments that this Supreme Court is highly protective of “unpopularspeech, distasteful speech.” What do you think he means by this? Include oneexample of unpopular speech.The end of the article suggests that Chief Justice Roberts himself is highly interestedin free speech. Where does it get this idea? (Which statistics does the NYT use?)

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