PATTERSON CHAPTER 4

PATTERSON CHAPTER 4 - PATTERSON CHAPTER 4 CIVIL LIBERTIES PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS BALANCING ACT Individual rights vs societal needs vs rights

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PATTERSON CHAPTER 4- CIVIL LIBERTIES: PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS BALANCING ACT : Individual rights vs. societal needs vs. rights of others FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: MOST basic of democratic rights but is it absolute? Trend in American civil liberties in 20th century: Early Period vs. Modern Period Earlier test: "Clear and present danger" test Current test: “Imminent lawless action” Are there conditions when freedom of expression may be limited? Tensions: free expression vs. national security = Patriot Act of 2001 FREE SPEECH AND ASSEMBLY Justice Stone and First Amendment freedom of expression: "preferred position" What is "Symbolic Speech"? Is it protected under 1st amendment? Case of flag burning and Supreme Court decision FREEDOM OF PRESS and Prior Restraint- What is prior restraint? Is it constitutional? Exceptions to doctrine of prior restraint: When CAN government censor publication of information?
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLS 110 taught by Professor Gilkison during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Eau Claire.

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PATTERSON CHAPTER 4 - PATTERSON CHAPTER 4 CIVIL LIBERTIES PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS BALANCING ACT Individual rights vs societal needs vs rights

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