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    • USA Law Student
    • 10.03.11 | 17:06 (IST)

    Let me just say that in this case the male did not have the right to hit her with a shopping cart but under the first amendment of the constitution the male has a right to free speech however hurtful it may be as recognized by Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. Vs. Snyder, “Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and — as it did here — inflict great pain," Roberts wrote. "On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker. As a nation we have chosen a different course — to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate." Chief Justice John G. Roberts. So she doesn’t have a case against anti-Semitism but may have one for misdemeanor Harassment because she can’t prove it was intentional.

    from the article: Jewish student sues UC Berkeley over anti-Semitic attack
    First published 06:49 10.03.11 | Last updated 06:49 10.03.11
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