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Cohen v. California
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The Petitioner was against the Vietnam War. To express the extent of his feeling he wore a jacket that read, “Fuck the Draft” on the back while walking through the Los Angeles County Courthouse. Because of this action, he was charged and convicted of violating a section of the California code that prohibited “malicious and willful disturbances of the peace or quiet of any person or neighborhood by offensive conduct.”
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