Freedom of Speech
Click here (See Attachment) to read a case involving a third-year philosophy student who is arrested for solicitation of murder as a result of comments he made in a school paper discussing his feelings toward a criminal who abducted a fellow college student.
Click here (See Attachment) to read the case of Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition (2002).
Using the Ashcroft case as your guide, apply the analysis used by the courts to the case of the college student arrested for solicitation of murder. Write a three-page paper that answers the following questions:
•Do you think the college student can be charged with a crime? Why or why not? Support your response with your understanding of constitutional law.
•Does the First Amendment right to free speech apply in this case? Why or why not?