LETTER- Smell smoke? Cry 'fire!'

In the June 23 Hook cover story, "The writing on the wall: What the chalkboard will really do," you characterized my statement about exceptions to protected free speech as "...the old 'crying fire in a crowded theater' scenario." The actual quote by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. is "...falsely shouting fire in a theater..."

It's a small but critical difference if you happen to be sitting in a theater and smell smoke.

Josh Wheeler
Associate Director
Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression