Mass Media Law Study Guide

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Mass Media Law Study Guide FORMAT FOR EXAM o I-issue-what are we talking about o R-rules of construction-apply strict scrutiny o A-apply/analyze o Conclusion Public forums-when is free speech being infringed? o If at a high school or private school, nothing is a public forum o BUT-if it is not something that will disrupt the flow of activity in a school, it is okay. (armbands) Age and $$ make the difference o College campuses are a market place of ideas, a place for students to live like the real world-public forum When can a journalist get info? o Ongoing investigations-no o Arrests-if it is not still going o Prior criminal records-off limits Prior restraint-censorship What deems a law as unconstitutional? STRICT SCRUTINY o Necessary (are there any other ways to punish this action) and compelling o Content based or content neutral Slippery slope Vague and over-broad Penalty enhancement statute o If you find out someone’s action targets a certain group or person, you can make punishment stricter. How can the gov stop publication? o
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course JOUR 302 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '01 term at Cal Poly.

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