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entities as well because businesses possess some of the same characteristics that people have. Even though the first amendment allows for the freedom of speech there are in fact laws in place to limit what you are allowed to do and say. For example, you cannot slander someone and you cannot cause a riot. It is still not clear how much protection businesses have under the 1 st amendment. In an article I recently read it states that “Today, corporations engage not just in purely commercial speech such as product advertising but also in matters of public policy, from globalization to human rights to environmental protection and global warming” (Lau, T. & Johnson, L). So under the 1 st amendment Sun tan City can say that their sunless spray tan will not turn you orange like some other sunless spray tan at other places will. What they cannot say is that their sunless spray tan will not turn them orange like Tan­4_you or Native Tanning salon will, because that would be slander and the first amendment does not protect against that. References First Amendment. National Constitution Center>amendments. Retrieved from Lau, T., & Johnson, L. The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business. Retrieved from Seaquist, G. (2012). Business Law for Managers. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
1/24/2017 Topic Print View (NEXT(73feebc963))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/TopicPrintView.ed?topicID=9000009724305&sortBy=Title&sortOrder=A… 21/60 RE: BUS 670 WK 1 D1: Constitutional and Legal Underpinnings of Business Law Instructor Muniak 10/28/2016 5:10:16 AM Amanda: Thanks for your response to the first discussion question of Week 1. Multiple other students also chose to discuss the First Amendment. The First Amendment is indeed a "fan favorite" for discussion purposes and the Supreme Court of the United States has decided (and accepted for review) several cases which illuminate (or will likely illuminate) the meaning of the First Amendment and related federal statutes as they relates to the conduct of corporations. The Court‛s interpretation in this regard will have significant practical implications for both businesses and individual employees. In this connection, do you believe that corporations (both small and large) are protected by the "free exercise" clause of First Amendment regarding religious beliefs, practices and especially “exercises” (in the same way that individuals are protected with respect to an individual‛s beliefs, practices and “exercises”)? For example, suppose that an employer refuses to include coverage for vaccinations in employer funded health insurance policies (based on religious beliefs and objections). Is this “exercise of religion” protected under the First Amendment? Should this be protected? Most importantly, why or why not ?

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