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Speech -plus the incorporation of pure speech and some kind of action is a freedom that is generally not protected strictly as pure speech because actions may endanger safety or conflict with the rights of others Just as pure speech it incorporates the spoken word But in addition to it the plus may take the form of marching singing chanting slogans or the dreaded picketing The intention of these actions are for the purpose of bringing attention to the speech in which they are trying to get across- to involve bystanders uninterested people or even the hostile groups Through the first amendment the speech in speech-plus is generally constitutionally protected On the other hand the plus may be subject to some regulations The courts have ruled that speech-plus must not obstruct street or sidewalk traffic nor may it illegally trespass or endanger public safety Picketing has been one of the most controversial forms of speech-plus activities In addition it has become one of the most frequent of all activities For instance strikes by labor unions often include picketing outside stores factories or schools People also form picket lines carry signs and march in an orderly fashion when protesting the policies of another organization In two supreme court cases of Thornhill v Alabama1940 and Milk Wagon Drivers Union v Meadowmoor Dairies1941 a definite line is shown between what action in speech-plus is protected and what is reprehensible In the case of Thornhill v Alabama the question of what picketing tolerable was upheld and the limit of what the constitution protected was drawn In the case a statute in Alabama which declares that it is unlawful for any person without a just cause or legal excuse to picket a place of lawful business for the purpose of impeding interfering with or injuring such business by way of facts concerning labor dispute pamphlet word of mouth or otherwise was broken The petitioner Bryon Thornhill was arrested
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