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Should add Abbott Labs v. Gardner, Toilet Goods v. Gardner. Amcfreely 02:27, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Ripeness and 1st amendment cases[edit]

Don't 1st amendment cases enjoy an exception to or at least different take on the ripeness doctrine becuase of the idea of a"chilling effect" where having to wait till your prosecuted under a potentially unconstitutional law before you can challenge it could force self-censorship that would chill free speech? If I understand the concept of "chilling effect" as it applies to ripeness of a 1st amendment case correctly then it seems that should something about that should be added to the article. --Cab88 (talk) 10:34, 8 May 2011 (UTC)