Chapter 2 Notes - 2

Chapter 2 Notes - 2 - Amendments Bill of Rights the first...

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Amendments Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution embody a series of protections for the individual against various types of interference by the federal government. Apply to state governments as well due to the 14 th Amendment 1 st Amendment – Freedom of Speech o Symbolic speech, nonverbal expressions of beliefs, are given substantial protection o Reasonable restrictions – expression is subject to reasonable restrictions o Corporate political speech has been given significant protection o Commercial speech protection is not as extensive as noncommercial speech o Unprotected speech – speech that violates criminal laws and online obscenity 1 st Amendment – Freedom of Religion o Establishment Clause – provision in the 1 st Amendment that prohibits the government from establishing any state-sponsored religion or enacting any law that promotes religion or favors one religion over another o Free Exercise Clause – provision in the 1 st Amendment that prohibits government
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course LAW LAW taught by Professor Ricks during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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