Pure Speech

Pure Speech

Written and spoken words that fall within the scope of protection provided by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Pure speech and other types of communication, such as picketing and Symbolic Speech or speech plus, that involve conveying an idea or message through behavior, are safeguarded by the Constitution against Arbitrary and unreasonable interference by the government. This right of freedom of expression is not, however, absolute. Pure speech and other communications are not protected if they present a Clear and Present Danger to society or if they constitute libel, Obscenity, or slander.


Freedom of Speech.

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This ritual was one of purification, providing the devotee with pure speech, a necessity on the path to reach enlightenment.
than clearly distinguishing pure speech from lawmaking activity, Chief
but rather as pure speech on issues of public concern.
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It slipped into the novella, the treatise, and the essay, into poetry and the theater; it was public and private, political and personal; and it straddled the critical space between the old myth (so clear to the rhetoricians) of language as natural and pure speech and the unsettling recognition (usually urged by the poets) of the mysteries and obscurities of textual metamorphosis.
7) Gellman grossly mistates my position when she claims that I posit "there is no First Amendment issue" unless the hate crime enhancement is for an offense that "entail pure speech or expressive conduct.
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