Shawn Peters is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of “Judging Jehovah’s Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution.” An internationally-recognized expert on religious liberty issues, Shawn Peters has been featured by CNN, PBS, Court TV, Time magazine, and The New York Times. He is the author of four books, including the forthcoming “The Catonsville Nine: An American Story.” Peters holds an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire, the University of Iowa, and UW-Madison. He coordinates teaching at learning in the university’s Center for Education Opportunity.
In this inaugural episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White explores the Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire case and the ensuing “fighting words” doctrine, which is often cited in disputes over free speech in the United States.
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