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"Compelling State Interest"
Sweezy v. New Hampshire (1957)
Application of First Amendment to the States
DeJonge v. Oregon (1937)
Gitlow v. New York (1925)
Hague v. C.I.O. (1939)
Near v. Minnesota (1931)
Stromberg v. California (1931)
Clear & Present Danger
Schenck v. United States (1919)
Commercial Speech
Bigelow v. Virginia (1975)
CBS v. Democratic National Committee (1973)
Contempt of Court Order Declared Unconstitutional
Bridges v. California (1941)
Federal Law Declared Unconstitutional
Lamont v. Postmaster General (1965)
Fighting Words Doctrine
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire (1942)
Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson (1952)
Mutual Film Corporation v. Industrial Commission of Ohio (1915) overruled by Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson (1952)
First First Amendment Supreme Court Case
United States v. Cruikshank (1875)
Reno v. ACLU (1997)
Libel Law
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964)
Money is Speech
Buckley v. Valeo (1976)
Non-Content Based Restrictions
Schneider v. New Jersey (1939)
Regulation of Cable Programming
United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group (2000)
State Laws
Stromberg v. California (1931)
Symbolic Expression
Stromberg v. California (1931)
Time, Place, Manner
Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940)
Two Level Theory
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire (1942)
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