Anti-swearing law

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 22 15:29:55 UTC 2000

--- Anne Gilbert <avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mike Salovesh <t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU>
> Sent: Friday, February 18, 2000 1:39 AM
> To all:
> > Hmmm.  Maybe there could be a law against swearing
> that would pass
> > Constitutional muster with today's Supreme Court.
> I really doubt it,
> > though
> This is what I was wondering, re the Michigan law.
> Maybe they have a
> different version of the Constitution in
> Michigan????

Hmmm... laws against language that is considered to be
sexual harassment, hateful, or racist (just three
examples) don't appear to pass constitutional muster
either, but they're on the books and enforced.

If the Michigan offender had stood on the shore and
yelled racial, sexist or homophobic slurs, would
everyone just have laughed and considered it a

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