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“One man’s vulgarity”: Art censorship on American campuses – Full Text - FIRE
Introduction “Fuck the Draft.” Those three words rose through the courts to capture the attention of the Supreme Court of the United States. It might seem odd that so much attention would be paid to three words emblazoned on one man’s jacket, or that they might have any bearing on the rights of artists — but seemingly trivial matters like the message on the back of a jacket can play a pivotal role for artistic freedom. In Cohen v. California, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man arrested for wearing a jacket bearing the words “Fuck the Draft” in …