First Amendment Rights

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First Amendment Rights

  1. 1. The First Amendment SLANDER
  2. 2. The First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
  3. 3. There are four main types of speech: • commercial speech (ie; truth in advertising) • symbolic speech (ie; burning a flag) • libel (ie; written or published untruthful statement) • slander (ie; a spoken untruthful statement)
  4. 4. Speech is limited when… • it will incite (start) violence
  5. 5. Speech is limited when… • it will incite (start) violence • if there is libel or slander
  6. 6. Speech is limited when… • it will incite (start) violence • if there is libel or slander • when there is a clear case of present danger
  7. 7. Speech is limited when… • it will incite (start) violence • if there is libel or slander • when there is a clear case of modesty present danger patch • or it uses obscenities

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