mass comm law week one - Mass Comm Law (com 403) First...

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Mass Comm Law (com 403) First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or the of the press or of the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of their grievances. Parts of the first amendment: Religion clause: no government run religion and no religion run government Free exercise clause: Laws cant single out religions but all general laws apply EX: no animal cruelty Speech Clause: No laws prohibiting speech (or expression) Press clause: No laws limiting the stories that the press reports on Assembly clause: citizens have the right to assemble, march, or rally Petition clause: citizens have the right to petition the government to address issues they have GITLOW VS NEW YORK: New York had a state statute that limited free speech. Judge determined that speech “Liberty” as defined in the 14 th amendment is interchangeable with the first amendment. This lead to the incorporation doctrine. Incorporation doctrine: the first amendment is incorporated into the 14
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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 Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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