PHL 227 4-30

PHL 227 4-30 - Government must treat everyone as of equal...

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Posner's Pragmatism: When interpretation fails to determine a single reading of the text, the judge should decide which reading would have the best consequences and rule accordingly. Dworkin Handout. Constitution: Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech or of the press. Moral Principle: According to Dworkin it is wrong for government to censor or control what individuals say or publish. Constitution: No state shall deny… the equal protection of its laws. Moral Principle: No state may deny any person equal protection of its laws.
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Unformatted text preview: Government must treat everyone as of equal status and equal concern 1. The principle applies only to uses of words. 2. The principle applies to any act performed in order to "say something", verbally or through symbolic behavior. 3. The principle prohibits forbidding speech for any reason 4. The principle only prohibits forbidding speech on the basis of its content. Government must treat everyone as of an status and equal concern. Must fit. Coherence "best story you can make it"...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PHL 227 taught by Professor Richards during the Spring '08 term at Alabama.

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