Laws & Courts

Laws & Courts - The Law of Public Communication Chapter...

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Unformatted text preview: The Law of Public Communication Chapter 1 Sources of Law The Courts Sources of Law  Constitutional Law  Statutory Law  Administrative Law  Executive Actions  Common Law  Law of Equity Constitutional Law  Constitutions: Supreme source of law  Constitutions are the law of the land (federal and state) and supersede all other declarations of public policy  Constitutions limit governmental power (Bill of Rights protects rights of individuals) Statutory Law  Statutes  Communication: advertising, copyright, electronic media, obscenity and access to government-held information  Statutes: prohibit anti-social acts and provides oversight of acceptable behavior  Executive branch officials interpret statutes through administrative rulings (attorneys general); judges add meaning with decisions Administrative Law  Federal agencies develop rules and decisions called administrative laws...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course JOUR 618 taught by Professor Reinardy during the Spring '09 term at Kansas.

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