The Unite the Right rally that took place in Washington D.C. has made a number of people question some issues regarding the First Amendment. During the rally, a number of protestors commemorated a violent rally in Charlottesville. There were protestors who were present to oppose the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. During the rally, a protestor was killed when she was hit by a car. After this incident, many people wondered if the First Amendment protects people’s right to express hate. According to the Supreme Court, people have a right to free speech and expression as long as it doesn’t result in violence.
While there are a number of hate groups in the United States, they have a right to expressing their views. However, like all other groups of people in the United States, they must not commit any crimes associated with their speech. In the past there have been a couple of cases where the First Amendment was debated. The most notable cases of First Amendment rights include Chaplinsky v New Hampshire, Brandenberg v Ohio, National Socialist Party of America v Village of Skokie and R.A.V. v City of St Paul. In all of these cases, it was ruled by the Supreme Court that individuals and groups are able to express their views without any legal consequences as it is their constitutional right.
This issue has been debated by Sujit Choudhry who is among the top legal experts and scholars in North America. Sujit Choudhry studied law and began a career as a member of the Canadian Supreme Court. While serving on the Canadian Supreme Court, Choudhry was involved in analyzing the legal system of Canada and evaluating the laws of that country. After serving on the Canadian Supreme court, Sujit Choudhry went on to pursue a career as an educator. He first served as a professor at the law school of the University of Toronto. Choudhry was also an associate dean at the law school as well. After spending a few years at the University of Toronto, Sujit Choudhry became a law professor at the University of California School of Law and would eventually become the dean of the law school.
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