pure speech

pure speech
pure speech n: the communication of ideas through spoken or written words or through conduct limited in form to that necessary to convey the idea compare commercial speech, symbolic speech
◇ Pure speech is accorded the highest degree of protection under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

pure speech
Written and spoken words that fall within the scope of protection provided by the FIRST AMENDMENT to the Constitution.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

pure speech
Written and spoken words that fall within the scope of protection provided by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

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