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.
prepared to turn in Part I on Friday,
Wed., Jan. 26.
Read sample brief.
Hazelwood School Dist. v.
Monday, Aug. 30.
Wednesday, Jan. 26.
Read Doe v. Michigan excerpts.
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.
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.
List five values served by freedom of expression?
the social goals of attaining the truth
making decisions in a democracy
checking government power
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