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Wisconsin v. Mitchell

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Date decided  1993
Full case name  Wisconsin v. Todd Mitchell
Citations  508 U.S. 476 (more) 113 S. Ct. 2194; 124 L. Ed. 2d 436; 1993 U.S. LEXIS 4024; 61 U.S.L.W. 4575; 21 Media L. Rep. 1520; 93 Cal. Daily Op. Service 4314; 93 Daily Journal DAR 7353
Prior history  Defendant convicted, Kenosha County Circuit Court; affirmed, 473 N.W.2d 1 (Wis. App. 1991); reversed, 485 N.W.2d 807 (Wis. 1992); cert. granted, 506 U.S. 1033 (1992)
Subsequent history  On remand, affirmed, 504 N.W.2d 610 (Wis. 1993)
Majority  Rehnquist, joined by unanimous
Ruling court  Supreme Court of the United States
Similar  RAV v City of St Paul, Virginia v Black, Chaplinsky v New Hampshire, Cohen v California, Brandenburg v Ohio

Wisconsin v. Mitchell, 508 U.S. 476 (1993), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court. It was a landmark precedent pertaining to First Amendment free speech arguments for hate crime legislation. In effect, the Court ruled that a state may consider whether a crime was committed or initially considered due to an intended victim's status in a protected class.


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