Courts and the First Amendment

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Courts and the First Amendment Rule of law – historical basis divine right of kings John Locke Meaning Court system Criminal v civil Penalty, nature of disputes resolved, burden of proof Terminology Plaintiff, defendant Organization Trial, appellate, supreme courts (jury? How many judges?) How does a trial court differ from an appellate court Judicial Review – Marbury v Madison Judicial independence – lifetime terms, appointment and confirmation of federal judges, election  of Oregon state judges Supreme court – number of justices, powers of, checks on, review, majority decisions, concurring decisions and dissenting decisions Nature of Rights – democracy v individual rights, original creation and impact of Bill of Rights,
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Unformatted text preview: nationalization and the due process clause Freedom of religion – Free exercise – limits to, power of Establishment clause – nonpreferentialism vs wall of separation, examples of both, Engel v Vitale, Lemon v Kurtzman and the Lemon test Free Speech -- clear and present danger, imminent unlawful act, symbolic speech, student speech Free Press -- prior restraint, libel and slander, Internet, obscenity Exclusionary Rule -- why? How was it established? exceptions Pros and cons of free speech, free press, judicial review, exclusionary rule, establishment clause, free exercise clause...
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