JRLC5040 Ch 1 Notes - JRLC5040 Class notes Chapter 1 Public Communication and the Law Citizens United v Federal Elected Commission(2010 Federal

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JRLC5040: Class notes Chapter 1: Public Communication and the Law Citizens United v. Federal Elected Commission (2010) - Federal laws blocked film distribution vie broadcast, cable, satellite - Prevent corporate money from dominating political campaigns - Citizens United claimed political speech by the corporation should be free (US Supreme Court agreed while Obama disagreed) - Congress proposed laws to require corporations to get approval of shareholders - This decision, according to Floyd Abrams, advanced democracy rather than restricted it o Highlights free expression issues and whether non-media corporations should have the same 1 st amendment protection as the press. Sources of Law Law: system of rules that govern society - Regulate behavior of citizens and corporations - Prohibit murder - Restricts advertisers - Settles disputes - Limits government power 1. Constitutional Law - Supreme source of law/ultimate legal authority - Constitution limits government powers (Bill of Rights) - State constitution prevails in conflicts with statutory or common law
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2011 for the course JRLC 5040 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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JRLC5040 Ch 1 Notes - JRLC5040 Class notes Chapter 1 Public Communication and the Law Citizens United v Federal Elected Commission(2010 Federal

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