Westlaw Headnote of the Day – December 17, 2010

December 17, 2010

West's Key 92 Constitutional Law
West's Key 92XVIII Freedom of Speech, Expression, and Press
West's Key 92XVIII(H) Law Enforcement; Criminal Conduct
West's Key 92k1800 k. In General.

Resort to epithets or personal abuse is not in any proper sense communication of information or opinion safeguarded by the Constitution, and its punishment as a criminal act raises no question under the Constitution.
Chaplinsky v. State of New Hampshire, 62 S. Ct. 766 (1942)

Suggested by Ann Black; Assistant Attorney General; Anchorage, AK