freedom of speech

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a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution

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And if a subset of scientific experiments is regarded as protected expressive conduct, then prohibitions must be supported by more than mere fear of social disruption, and regulations must be narrowly tailored to accomplish legitimate state purposes, such as protection against concrete harms to the environment or identifiable persons.
is expressive conduct within the outer perimeters of the First Amendment, though .
Holding that Johnson's conviction was inconsistent with the protections of the First Amendment, (63) the Court determined first that the defendant's challenged actions constituted expressive conduct, (64) which justified his First Amendment challenge.
The modern corporation has an identifiable persona, to which we ascribe expressive conduct as a matter of course.
14) Although civil disobedience is not a protected means of expression under the First Amendment or the Oregon Constitution, it is inherently expressive conduct.
42) In Spence, the Court held that displaying a United States flag upon which was affixed a peace sign constituted expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment.
Nor, despite potential application to expressive conduct, such as burning a cross on another's property, does the model statute or the Wisconsin law single out expressive conduct for prohibition.
or compelling payment for third party communications does not implicate speech, and thus the Government would be free to force payment for a whole variety of expressive conduct that it could not restrict.
The boundaries of First Amendment protection of expressive conduct have moved over time.
Indeed, the terms speech plus and expressive conduct are used to
Despite the stalwart support elicited for political speech, the conditions associated with expressive conduct continued to describe the measure of permissiveness it was accorded.
viewpoint so long as they do not harm expressive conduct to a greater
24) The Court held that for an activity to be deemed expressive conduct, "[a]n intent to convey a particularized message [must have been] present, and in the surrounding circumstances the likelihood was great that the message would be understood by those who viewed it.
to protect the right to engage in overnight expressive conduct.