American Political System_Baugher__Date__042610

American Political System_Baugher__Date__042610 - Freedom...

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The Issues - Freedom of Religion - Establishment - Federal government can not support or promote any one religion - Everson v. Board of Ewing (1947) - Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002) - Ruling for both cases: *Aid for a public purpose not a religious advancement - Reverse decision: Engel v. Vitale (1962) - Exercise - Government can’t interfere with your religious practice - Compelling and overriding interest - Employment Division v. Smith (1990) - “facially neutral laws” - Freedom of Expression - Derived for 1st amendment rights - Freedom of speech - Freedom of press - Freedom to assemble - Freedom to petition government
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Unformatted text preview: - Freedom of expression unless:- “Incite or produce lawless action”- Provoke violence - Ambiguous- Mixed sentiments on 1st amendment - Racially inflammatory comments- 43% support free speech- 54% oppose- Religiously Inflammatory Comments- 55% support free speech- 42% oppose- US a Christian Nation?- 55% agree- 39% disagree - Flag Burning- 60 oppose- 35 favor- Offensive Music- 61 agree- 31 disagree- Freedom of Worship- 54 all groups- 40 main groups - 1st amendment- take away- Principle v. reality- “compelling overriding public interest”- Right to Privacy...
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