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WEEK TWO THRU FIRST TEST 9-3 Law Suits Process: Plaintiff/s file a complaint (reasons, facts,parties, causes of action and requests for relief) the complaint must be served on the defendant Then: Defendant must respond to complaint (admit, deny or no respones=automatic judgement) Discovery process: Both defendant and plaintiff try to “discover” evidence Summary judgement (evidence is all one sided) or trial court level Appellate courts: appeal trial court ruling/ ruling can be upheld or reversed Supreme court: Losing party does not agree with lower court rulings, must file for a writ of cercherary. 4 of the 9 justices must want to here the case Reasons for acceptance by supreme court: Split of authority: different district courts come up with different rulings on the same issues. EX: virtual child porn:9 th district found it legal 11 th found it illegal Opinons of the Supreme Court Majority: Opinion of the Court Minority: Dissent to the majority opinion Concurring opinion: Agrees with outcome (majority) but does not agree with the reasoning Proquim: Unsigned opinion 9-8 Community or self censorship : social pressure to not exercise your first amendment rights ex: the controversial book “the jewel of medina” not printed by random house due to pressures from
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2008 for the course COMM 403 taught by Professor Halstuk during the Fall '08 term at Penn State.

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