Freedom of Speech, Press, and Assembly

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - Law - 191 pages

What sort of communicative activities are actually covered and specifically protected by the Constitution? What is a public forum? What is the clear and present danger test for political free speech? How are the courts grappling with a definition for obscenity? What are the rights of the press? What is commercial speech? When does the right to privacy overrule the right to free press? Are picket lines the same as demonstrations? These are just a few of the questions students will think about as they study how the Supreme Court has responded to these issues over the past century.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
What Is Speech?
10
Where Can People Speak? The Public Forum Issue
30
Political Speech The Clear and Present Danger Test
43
Entertainment Speech The Problem of Obscenity
59
Commercial Speech
82
The Rights of a Free Press
93
The Right to Assemble and Petition Government
119
Freedom of Speech Press and Assembly Today
139
Glossary of Legal Terms
145
Further Reading
151
Constitution of the United States
153
Justices of the Supreme Court
173
Index
177
Copyright

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What sort of communicative activities are actually covered and specifically protected by the Constitution? What is a public forum? What is the clear and present danger test for political free speech? How are the courts grappling with a definition for obscenity? What are the rights of the press? What is commercial speech? When does the right to privacy overrule the right to free press? Are picket lines the same as demonstrations? These are just a few of the questions students will think about as they study how the Supreme Court has responded to these issues over the past century.

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