Topic 8 Freedom of Speech

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Topic 8: Freedom of Speech:

Topic 8: Freedom of Speech

1st Amendment:

1 st Amendment

Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government or a redress of grievances. :

Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government or a redress of grievances.

protects a person’s right to speak:

protects a person’s right to speak

and, right to hear:

and, right to hear

Bill of Rights:

Bill of Rights

through the 14th amendment :

through the 14 th amendment

to the States:

to the States

applies to governments:

applies to governments

not individuals:

not individuals

or private entities:

or private entities

Constitutional floor:

Constitutional floor

the minimum protection:

the minimum protection

local, state and federal government:

local, state and federal government

more protection:

more protection

political speech :

political speech

conduct:

conduct

symbolic speech:

symbolic speech

time, place and manner restrictions:

time, place and manner restrictions

content neutral:

content neutral

can’t water down the message:

can’t water down the message

noise at night:

noise at night

some speech is NOT protected:

some speech is NOT protected

obscenity:

obscenity

“fighting words”:

“fighting words”

libel/slander:

libel/slander

commercial speech:

commercial speech

inciting a riot encouraging crime:

inciting a riot encouraging crime

perjury:

perjury

public school students:

public school students

Tinker v. Des Moines School Distr. (US 1969):

Tinker v. Des Moines School Distr. (US 1969)

Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, (US 1988).:

Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier , (US 1988).

Morse v. Frederick, (US 2007):

Morse v. Frederick , (US 2007)

Flaherty v. Keystone Oaks School Distr., (2003):

Flaherty v. Keystone Oaks School Distr. , (2003)

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