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Unformatted text preview: • Broadening Political Expression: The 1 st Amendment protections have been broadened to cover … – Literature – Entertainment – Advertising – Emotive Speech – Hate Speech – Libel: written defamation; writing false of damaging things about someone – Indecency: range of words & depictions improper on public airwaves (Federal Communications Commission) • Communication Decency Act: protecting children from internet • Patriot Act: section 215 Gave federal agents new authority to pre-empt terrorist with no close judicial oversight – receive records from libraries & book stores...
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- Fall '10
- First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Federal Communications Commission, Communication Decency Act