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Her cop-cussing ruled fighting words, not free speech

An Ohio woman who repeatedly cursed at the police after they arrested her son committed disorderly conduct and had no First Amendment free-speech defense, an Ohio appeals court ruled recently.
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North Dakota high court finds slur constitutes fighting words

Emphasizing the context of the speech and accompanying conduct, the North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that a teen’s racial slur constituted unprotected fighting words and not protected speech. The
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Courts frown on teens’ use of fighting words

Recent court decisions in Arizona and North Dakota demonstrate that kids can face criminal charges and convictions when they utter “fighting words.” Appellate courts in both states affirmed juvenile court
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Curses aimed at cops not ‘fighting words,’ rules state appeals court

A Lynchburg, Va., man who cursed at several police officers shouldn’t have been convicted for breach of the peace because his speech didn’t amount to fighting words, a state appeals
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Ohio appeals court says sexual solicitations weren’t fighting words

An Ohio state appeals court recently reversed the conviction of man who solicited sex from a male law enforcement officer because the state failed to prove the solicitations amounted to
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