a_lect_8 - February 10th, 2012 Finish up Civil Liberties...

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February 10 th , 2012 Finish up Civil Liberties Privacy If you have questions on religious freedom and/or criminal rights, please send them to me for the review session. Civil Rights Other important expansions of the franchise: Gender and Age Just vs. Unjust Laws
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Fundamental Freedoms Doctrine 2 Laws impinging on freedoms that are fundamental to the preservation of democratic practice – press, speech, assembly, religion – are to be scrutinized by the courts more closely than other legislation. Very permissive speech laws compared to other countries.
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Other limitations on Free Speech 3 Fighting words doctrine – some words constitute violent acts and are therefore not protected Commercial speech- more regulated than political speech Obscenity- publicly offensive language with no redeeming or social value.
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Freedom of the Press? 4 Prior restraint doctrine : gives individuals the right to publish without prior restraint New York Times v. US 1971 Exceptions: Troopship
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5 Satire- protected.
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malicious defamatory language? 6 Libel: a false (written) statement defaming an other New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) Slander: spoken Truth as a defense. Different standards for public and private figures
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Privacy Right to be free of government interference in those aspects of one’s personal life that do not affect others. Contraception Sodomy Abortion
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Civil Rights Obligations imposed on government to protect citizens from discrimination by What rights does citizenship protect?
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2012 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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a_lect_8 - February 10th, 2012 Finish up Civil Liberties...

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