First Amendment Of Skok Case Essay

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The people of Skokie, Illinois are in an outrage after receiving news that the ACLU and the Illinois Supreme Court determined that the National Socialist Party of America is protected by the First Amendment. The NSPA is becoming more hated everyday as the people of Skokie are becoming more frustrated for the rights given to these Neo-Nazis. Most people in the Skokie population are people who were directly involved or had relatives in the World War Two. The NSPA is using the First Amendment to protect their act to march in Marquette Park. The argument for the people of Skokie is that by having the NSPA wave around their swastikas and Nazi flags, it disrespects the people who died during the holocaust and brings back painful memories …show more content…

Because the country has so much freedom, the rules get harder to interpret with each case. This makes it difficult for the state or the country as a whole to see what can get a pass and what gets denied. Under the Illinois Supreme Court, NASPA’s opinion on Jews was able to pass under the lines of the First Amendment. Proper standing is needed for the people of Skoki to stop the march of NASPA. Unless a resident of Skoki was physically injured, the residents have no standing to the Illinois Supreme Court. The people of Skoki had thought that the mental trauma that the swastikas and the flag would symbolize all the painful memories they had gone through and it is true. The Jews had felt that they had no right to be able to march and thought that the comments that NSPA were saying, were beyond the limits of being reasonable.
In conclusion, the NSPA had committed no crimes against the people of Skoki. Even though mental trauma and Nazism were used as assembly, there was no one getting physically hurt against the people of Skoki. The NSPA were protected because of the First Amendment and this allowed Collin to continue to schedule peaceful protests around

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