First Amendment United States constitution Federal legal definitions Comparison

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Compare and contrast the federal legal definitions of the terms threats (terrorists) and hazards with the legal definitions of the same terms from your state of residence.

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Threat
Under the First Amendment of the United States constitution, every single individual is
granted the right to free speech. However, the right has been determined not to be absolute. As
such, threats are defined as some words “by their very utterance” cause injury or incite an
immediate breach of peace, and they do not receive constitutional protection. Such statements
may include “true threats” which are statements which the speaker expresses a “serious” intent to
commit an act of unlawful violence to a particular individual or a group of individuals” (Larkin
& Jordan n.p).
A true threat is very different from a threat made in jest. The doctrine of true threats was
established by the Supreme Court in Watts V. United States. In the case, a male aged eighteen
years old was convicted for knowingly making threats to harm the President of the United States.
Watts had stated that if he was ev...

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