The Free Speech Clause: Brandenburg v. Ohio Case Excerpts | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
Can the government stop speech that advocates illegal activities? In this Close Read, Josh Schmid is joined by Josh Dunn, Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, to see how the Supreme Court case of Brandenburg v. Ohio answered this question. What impact does this case have on modern day free speech cases?
A Primary Source Close Reads Video Playlist
Primary Source Close Reading with BRI investigates some of the most pivotal speeches and documents that made America. In this series, join BRI staff Kirk Higgins and guests as they dissect how seminal documents, court cases, and speeches forged America’s development and impact our lives today.
Skokie and Brandenburg
This month’s Landmark Supreme Court Cases and the Constitution focuses on two cases that tested the limits of the First Amendment, and that demonstrated the United States’ commitment to freedom of speech. In these cases, National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie (1977), and Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969), the Supreme Court held that the First Amendment protects individuals’ rights to express their views, even if those views are considered extremely offensive by most people.
Freedom of Speech: General
This eLesson features Supreme Court cases that impacted freedom of speech, including a link to Oyez to learn more.