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Cohen v. California
Citation:Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15, 91 S. Ct. 1780, 29 L.Ed.2d 284 (1971)
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On April 26, 1968, Defendant Pail Robert Cohen was observed wearing a jacket that had on it, “F— the draft” in a municipal courthouse in Los Angeles. The words were plainly visible to passersby, including children. He did not threaten or engage in any act of violence. The Defendant was convicted under a California law for disrupting the peace and offensive conduct. Cohen testified at his trial that he wore the jacket knowing that the words printed thereon were a means of informing the public of his feelings towards the Vietnam War and the draft.
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