JRLC504o notes 12 - JRLC5040: Class notes Chapter 1: Public...

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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 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
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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.

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