First Amendment, TheThis course covers many of the core issues of free speech, free press, freedom of religion, and the establishment clause. We will discuss Supreme Court cases, and surrounding commentary, on: political advocacy of unlawful action; fighting words; hate speech; libel; revelation of private facts; obscenity; pornography; commercial speech; prior restraints; content-based vs. content-neutral restrictions; the public forum doctrine; government speech, including government as educator; reporter’s privilege; government as employer; the right not to speak and freedom of association; access to the mass media; broadcasting and content regulation; religious arguments in the lawmaking process; religious symbols in governmental space; prayer in public school; public funding of religious schools; and exemptions and accommodations for the practice of religion.
Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No
Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? No
Enrollment Cap: 120
Does this course have a waitlist? No
Pre-requisites: Constitutional Law
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|Greene, Abner S.||Proctored Exam||Spring 2009, Spring 2011|