Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Hateful Speech and First Amendment Protections

Hateful Speech and First Amendment Protections

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General William Yeomans talked about hateful speech and its protections under Federal law.

Description

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General William Yeomans talked about hateful speech and its protections under Federal law.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to Mr. Yeomans, when does hate speech generally stop being protected and become able to be prosecuted? How do you think prosecutors might determine when that point is reached?
  • Mr. Yeomans mentions the importance of context in evaluating speech. What are three factors that might be used to assess context? Why would those factors be relevant?

Additional Resource

Participants

Vocabulary

  • 1st Amendment
  • Context
  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Hate Speech

Topics

AP U.S. Government Key TermsCivil Rights & Civil Liberties

Grades

Middle SchoolHigh School