WHICH TYPES OF SPEECH ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT?

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Which types of speech are not protected by the First Amendment

Although different scholars view unprotected speech in different ways, there are basically nine categories:
  • Obscenity
  • Fighting words
  • Defamation (including libel and slander)
  • Child pornography
  • Perjury
  • Blackmail
  • Incitement to imminent lawless action
  • True threats
  • Solicitations to commit crimes
Some experts also would add treason, if committed verbally, to that list. Plagiarism of copyrighted material is also not protected.

https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/about/faq/which-types-of-speech-are-not-protected-by-the-first-amendment/
 

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