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Relationship Between The First Amendment And Freedom Of Speech

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The first amendment protects the sort of speech that was at the center of contention in the cases: Cohen v. California, Texas v. Johnson, and Snyder v. Phelps. The amendment protects free speech and prohibits the government that violates the right to free speech. In Texas v. Johnson, the action of burning a flag was considered to be a form of speech which is protected under freedom of speech. Freedom of speech and expression protects actions that may offend the society or individuals. The anger of the society cannot be a justification for suppressing freedom of speech. The First Amendment protected Johnson’s symbolic speech in that it prohibits the government from instituting laws that can restrict expression of an idea simply because it offends
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