The Clash of Freedoms (2-3 paragraph response)

The episode of Constitution USA that you watched discusses several clashes that can arise when various individuals, groups, or the government exercise their constitutional rights. One of the most famous of these cases concerns that activities of the West borough Baptist Church. Briefly describe the activities of the church and explain why the exercise of their constitutional rights and freedoms is perceived as a violation of others’ rights. Do you think that the Supreme Court was correct in its ruling in this case? (explain). Under what circumstances (if any) do you believe that it would be permissible to limit free speech that is viewed as offensive by others? Explain your position.

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