ERIC Number: ED460417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-2
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Hate Speech and the First Amendment.
Rainey, Susan J.; Kinsler, Waren S.; Kannarr, Tina L.; Reaves, Asa E.
This document is comprised of California state statutes, federal legislation, and court litigation pertaining to hate speech and the First Amendment. The document provides an overview of California education code sections relating to the regulation of speech; basic principles of the First Amendment; government efforts to regulate hate speech, which have generally been unsuccessful; Supreme Court tests to determine the free speech rights of public employees; court decisions regarding clubs, student activities, and the Equal Access Act; and the legal definitions of a hostile environment and harassment (sexual and racial). (LMI)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Freedom of Speech, Government School Relationship, Personnel Policy, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, State Legislation, Student Behavior, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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