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copyright ©Prof. Sandra Chance 1 The First Amendment The First Amendment The First Amendment • What is it? • What does it protect? • Why is it important? • What are the theories of freedom of expression? • What is the scope of protection under the First Amendment? • Who is protected? • How does it work? • What is a prior restraint? • Can any speech be restrained? If so, what kind? The First Amendment U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights MMC - Spring 2011 Chapter Two Prof. Sandra Chance
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copyright ©Prof. Sandra Chance 2 First Amendment History • To set limits on government. • Ratified in 1791 as first of 10 amendments of 10 amendments. • Written by James Madison. • Interpreted by courts and judges. What does the First Amendment protect? ? Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of First Amendment religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” MMC - Spring 2011 Chapter Two Prof. Sandra Chance
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copyright ©Prof. Sandra Chance 3 First Amendment Protections • Freedom of religion • Freedom of speech Freedom of the press • Freedom of the press • Freedom of assembly • Freedom to petition Study: More Americans know “The Simpsons” than First Amendment rights Why is the First Amendment important? MMC - Spring 2011 Chapter Two Prof. Sandra Chance
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4 Why is the First Amendment important? • Ultimate protection for communicators. • Necessary to the operation of a democracy. Restricts all governments (federal state • Restricts all governments (federal, state, and local gov’ts.) from punishing critics -- effective check on gov’t power. • Helps in the search for the truth. • Individuals free to express themselves feel more fulfilled. First Amendment Theories Marketplace of Ideas/Attainment of the Truth Governance Check on Gov’t Power Change with Stability Fulfillment First Amendment Theories
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