Unformatted text preview: broadly. As the first sentence in the body of the Constitution reserves all law-making ("legislative") authority to the Congress, the courts have held that the First Amendment's terms also extend to the executive and judicial branches. Additionally, in the 20th century the Supreme Court has held that the Due Process clause of the 14th Ammdendment "incorporates" the limitations of the First Amendment. That means that the restrictions of the First Amendment also apply to the states, including the local governments within each of those states....
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- Spring '08
- Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, United States Bill of Rights