us v o brien

In United States v. O’Brien, the Court tries to make a distinction between speech and actions that can be separated from the speech and hold important public purposes. How does the Court justify that distinction in its opinion? (hint: you must read the opinion.) Is the distinction helpful? Did the Court make a mistake by not protecting actions that are clearly meant to be speech (performative, expressive)? Provide a defense or a critique of Court’s decision.

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