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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether a defendant’s conviction must be set aside under the fighting words doctrine of Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, where the Connecticut Supreme Court recognized a “store manager” exception to the doctrine, thereby paving the way for the removal of verbal epithets from the doctrine’s scope and deepening the conflict among the lower and state courts over the existence of the “police” exception and other similar exceptions.

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 25, 2017, 8:20 PM),