ch.2 - Chapter 2, Part I Questions Spring 2011 These pages...

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Chapter 2, Part I Questions Spring 2011 These pages and questions present issues and terms important throughout the course. Friday Aug. 28 Part I. Write answers to Chapter 2, part I. Be prepared to discuss the questions as we progress through the chapter. Be prepared to turn in Part I on Friday, Jan. 21. Wed., Jan. 26. Read sample brief. Hazelwood School Dist. v. Kuhlmeier by Monday, Aug. 30. Wednesday, Jan. 26. Read Doe v. Michigan excerpts. Brief Turner v. State by Friday, Jan. 28. Turn in Log 3, Chap.II, part II, Friday, Jan. 28 It’s the student’s responsibility to know what is covered in class on a given day and, therefore, to know where the lecture and discussion will begin the following day. The professor will offer lots of guidance through the syllabus, in-class direction and study questions. If you miss a class, arrange for a friend to take notes. Answer the following questions. Typed, double spaced. You can submit them electronically. 1. Is there a "theory" of freedom of expression? Pp. 26-33? Explain. A theory is a set of assumptions, principals, and procedures that categorize knowledge and explain behavior. There is no all-encompassing theory of freedom of expression because it involves so many different media, social conflicts, and competing philosophy. There is no one theory, but rather several theoretical justifications for different circumstances. 2. List five values served by freedom of expression? 1. the social goals of attaining the truth 2. making decisions in a democracy 3. checking government power 4. managing change 5. individual fulfillment 3. Does one need to believe that "truth" will ultimately prevail to justify support for the marketplace of ideas? Yes because truth is a core value of the marketplace of ideas. Participants in the marketplace of ideas are said to seek original, truthful, and useful ideas. Consumers must
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be careful to only accept good political, scientific and social ideas that will prevail in a free market. 4. Your opinion: Will Congress or the FCC have to impose “net neutrality” on the Internet to preserve a robust marketplace of ideas? The internet is currently a large source of free speech expression providing information to be easily obtained. With the information being inputted from all the world it would be very to regulate, I do not believe that congress will have to impose net neutrality, a regulation that would require dominant Internet service providers to allow equal access for all internet traffic. The internet is fine how it is as long as it will always be a place for free speech and easily obtained information. 5. Why is Meiklejohn called an "absolutist?" He is sometimes referred to as an absolutionist because he said speech that contributes to “the business of government” should be absolutely protected from government intervention. He hoped this would lead to responsible voting. 6.
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ch.2 - Chapter 2, Part I Questions Spring 2011 These pages...

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