Cohen v. California
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|Cohen v. California|
|Court||Supreme Court of the United States|
|Date decided||June 7, 1971|
|Appealed from||California Court of Appeals|
In 1968, Cohen was seen in a Los Angeles courthouse wearing a jacket with the words "Fuck the draft."
Cohen was arrested for disturbing the peace. Cohen was sentence to 30 days in prison.The California Supreme Court declined to hear Cohen's case.
Cohen's conviction was unconstitutional.
In the opinion of John Harlan II, the words of Cohen didn't constitute (1) obscenity or (2) fighting words.
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