The 3 Rules of Hate Speech and the First Amendment: New at Reason
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Here are three rules you should know about "Hate Speech" and the First Amendment:

Rule 1. The First Amendment protects all ideas–loving, hateful, or in between.

In the United States, "hate speech" is just a political label, like "un-American speech" or "rude speech." Some people use the phrase broadly, some more narrowly–but there's no legal definition, because there is no "hate speech" exception to the First Amendment.

Rule 2. Some speech is not protected by the First Amendment, but that's true...

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