Exam 1 Study Guide 2011

Exam 1 Study Guide 2011 - Study Guide for First Exam MMC...

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Study Guide for First Exam MMC 4200- Spring 2011 ©Prof. Sandra Chance Chapter 1 - Public Communication and the Law 1. Why is it important to study media law? 2. Where do laws come from? Why do we have laws? What are the sources of our laws? 3. How are courts structured? What is the difference between federal and state systems and trial and appellate courts? What is jurisdiction? Why is it important? 4. What is the difference between civil and criminal cases? How do cases proceed through the criminal justice system? How do disputes proceed through the civil system? 5. Be familiar with the legal terms in the handout and that we discussed in class (like writ of certiorari). 6. Remember our discussions about the Supreme Court - their review process, how justices are appointed, why their decisions are important. What is the difference between a majority, plurality, dissenting, and concurring opinions? What is stare decisis? What do precedents mean? Why are they important? Chapter 2 - The First Amendment 1. What is it? 2. What does it protect? 3. Why is it important? 4. What are the theories of freedom of expression? Know the theorists and their major ideas. 5. What is the scope of protection under the First Amendment? 6. What kinds of regulations are/are not permissible? 7. Understand the hierarchy of protected/non protected speech. 8. What is the clear and present danger test? How is it used by the courts today? 9. Who is protected - adults/children/corporations? 10. What are the First Amendment rights of high school students? How can they be restricted? How is this different for college/university students?
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course MMC 4200 taught by Professor Chance during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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