Pure speech is accorded the highest degree of protection under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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“Pure speech.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/pure%20speech. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.
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