Homework 2 - 2. Based on what you know about symbolic...

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Zwarun, Fall 2007 Comm 3310, HW 2: Sedition Consider some recent cases of potential sedition by reading the following articles: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20925632-38200,00.html http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Midwest/02/19/antibush.tshirt.ap/index.html http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=14041 For each (your answers may not be the same for every instance), answer the following questions. (For the sake of this assignment, pretend the one regarding the airline flight took place on American soil.) 1. What reasons were given by authorities to justify the restrictions?
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Based on what you know about symbolic speech, hate speech, etc., would you consider what the people wanted to say or do speech? 3. Would you consider their activities seditious? What threat did they pose, and how would it fit the incitement standard? 4. Considering what we have learned about public forums, do you think the people should have been allowed to be where they were/wanted to be, or are there grounds to relegate them elsewhere? Remember, I want YOUR opinionBUT I want it firmly grounded in precedent and class/book material....
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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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