Sanctions and Free Speech

Sanctions and Free Speech

1. What are the non-legal sanctions applicable to the "regime of free speech"?

2. Why do you think the "regime of free speech" permits certain forms of hate speech criminalized in other countries? What values are represented by such a regime? Do you think they are worthwhile values? Why or why not?

3. When should law intervene to limit or sanction incivility?


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