The petition of the day is:

17-464

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.

Posted in Connecticut v. Baccala, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 25, 2017, 8:20 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2017/10/petition-of-the-day-1252/