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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
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