- Abusive language (law)
The use of abusive language to another person is illegal in a number of U.S. states. Offenders are typically charged with this offense in conjunction with other crimes, such as aggressive driving or assault. However, in 1989 the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that abusive language was protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Law Core subjects Other subjectsAbusive language · Admiralty law · Aviation law · Banking law · Bankruptcy · Commercial law · Competition law · Conflict of laws · Consumer protection · Corporate law · Energy law · Entertainment law · Environmental law · Family law · Financial regulation · Human rights · Immigration law · Intellectual property · International criminal law · Labour law · Military law · Music law · Procedure (Civil · Criminal) · Product liability · Space law · Sports law · Tax law · Unjust enrichment · Wills Legal systems Legal theory Legal institutions
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
abusive language — index diatribe, obloquy, phillipic, slander, vilification Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
abusive — abu·sive /ə byü siv, ziv/ adj 1: characterized by wrong or improper use or action abusive tax shelters 2: inflicting verbal or physical abuse abusive parents abu·sive·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of L … Law dictionary
language — I noun communication, composition, dialect, expression, faculty of speech, folk speech, form of expression, formulation, idiom, jargon, lingua, linguistics, means of communication, oral, oratio, parlance, phrasing, phraseology, rhetoric, sermo,… … Law dictionary
Law of obligations — The law of obligations is one of the component private law elements of the civil system of law. It includes contract law, delict law, quasi contract law, and quasi delict law. The law of obligations seeks to organize and regulate the voluntary… … Wikipedia
Law Commission — A Law Commission or Law Reform Commission is an independent body set up by a government to conduct law reform; that is, to consider the state of laws in a jurisdiction and make recommendations or proposals for legal changes or restructuring.… … Wikipedia
Law — /law/, n. 1. Andrew Bonar /bon euhr/, 1858 1923, English statesman, born in Canada: prime minister 1922 23. 2. John, 1671 1729, Scottish financier. 3. William, 1686 1761, English clergyman and devotional writer. * * * I Discipline and profession… … Universalium
law — law1 lawlike, adj. /law/, n. 1. the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision. 2 … Universalium
Law, Crime, and Law Enforcement — ▪ 2006 Introduction Trials of former heads of state, U.S. Supreme Court rulings on eminent domain and the death penalty, and high profile cases against former executives of large corporations were leading legal and criminal issues in 2005.… … Universalium
Ministry of Law and Justice (India) — Law of India This article is part of the series: Judiciary of India Administration Ministry of Justice … Wikipedia
Competition law — Antitrust redirects here. For the 2001 film, see Antitrust (film). For laws specific to the U.S., see United States antitrust law. Competition law Basic concepts … Wikipedia