Homework 1 - 7. What is the distinction between civil law...

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Zwarun, Fall 2007 COMM 3310—COMMUNICATION LAW AND POLICY HOMEWORK 1—CHAPTER 2, CHAPTER 1 1. What is the Supreme Court’s opinion on prior restraint, and what case does it come from? 2. What does scurrilous mean? (your words, not the dictionary’s) 3. In chapter 2, your book says that when “…sanctions are overly harsh, the prospect of after the fact punishment may serve to chill expression every bit as much as” prior restraint. What is meant here by a “chilling” effect? 4. What is the difference between a TPM restriction and a content restriction? 5. What is the most powerful kind of law in the US? 6. Who makes statutory law? Who makes administrative law?
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Unformatted text preview: 7. What is the distinction between civil law and criminal law? Who is the victim in each case? 8. Explain why a violation of privacy would be tried as a civil law matter, while obscenity would be tried as a criminal law matter. (Consider your answer the victim question above.) 9. What is meant by a justiciable controversy? 10. What are the three conclusions that an appellate court can reach? Explain each. 11. What is it called when the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case? 12. Explain the following types of opinions: majority, concurring, dissenting, and plurality....
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course COMM 3301 taught by Professor Zwarun during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.

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