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Unformatted text preview: 8/31 Significant News Items Firstamendment.org RCFP.org ● Filming police in public is protected by the 1 st amendment 1st circuit (pg. 12) ● New England states (Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut) Most important circuits for PR ● 2 nd : NY (Publishing headquarters) ● 9 th : Hollywood (films/production) ● DC Circuit Fighting words = personalized CASE: Texas v. Johnson (pg. 39) ● No prior restraint/government intervention before ● Johnson burning US flag ● Not threatening ● 1984: Protest at the Republican convention ● Texas had statute against this ● Post-publication penalty ● Court found statute unconstitutional ● Did not disturb the peace or cause a riot ● A law controlling fired in public can be used in this case because it is CONTENT NEUTRAL ● This statute controlling message expressed by burning flag is CONTENT BASED ○ Only could have been persecuted if in violation of fire law but not for desecrating flag...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course JRLC 5040 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Fall '08