Disturbing the Peace Case not a First Amendment Violation

Under Penal Code § 415(2), it is a crime to disturb the peace by using loud or offensive words in a public place.  Is such language an illegal infringement upon one’s First Amendment Right to Speech?  In other words, does one have a constitutional right to disturb the peace of another person by speaking in an offensive or loud manner?  The issue came up to the appellate court for a ruling in a recent case.  To read how the higher court ruled, click on the following link.


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