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Free Speech: Supreme Court Precedents in Symbolic Speech
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A 5 page discussion of the application of the Fourteenth Amendments provisions for free speech to symbolic actions. Examines Spencer v. Washington, Stromberg v. California, Terminiello v. Chicago, Texas v. Johnson, and Tinker V. Des Moines Independent Community School District to determine the applicability of free speech to symbolic actions such as the wearing of certain clothing as a form of protest. Concludes the applicability of the free speech provisions to symbolic acts is dependent on the manner in which the act is performed as well as whether the act is sufficiently imbued with the element of communication. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: PPspchFr.wps

Freedom of Information Act Test Case.
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(5 pp) The supposed boon of living in a democracy is that one has the right to apply to a court of law concerning complex decisions. This discussion will provide such a legal challenge and opportunity. The Freedom of Information Act is used as a defense.("United States Dep't of State v. Ray, 502 U.S. 164, 173-74, 112 S. Ct. 541, 116 L. Ed. 2d 526 (1991)". May 2000 Exception 7 included.
Filename: BBfreeAt.doc

Freedom of Speech and the Law
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This 5 page paper examines several cases concerning freedom of speech issues. The controversy between proper domain of individual liberty and rightful authority of law is examined. No bibliography.
Filename: SA81stAm.wps

Freedom Of Speech, The Press, & NY Times v. Sullivan
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A 3 page essay on this ground-breaking case which held that libel with actual malice against a public official is not protected by the First Amendment. The writer clarifies the implications of this landmark decision and how it helps re-define issues concerning the press -- and whether or not it is liable for "honest mistakes" printed about public officials. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Nytimes.wps

Freedom Of Speech: Media Content
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The First Amendment guarantees the freedom of speech, which opens a very large can of worms within the American political schema and it's interpretation by its citizens and courts. This 5 page paper argues that he media has the right, as well as the responsibility to represent the social reality. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Filename: KTmedcnt.wps

Gideon's Trumpet - How One Man's Story Heralded in a New Age of Justice:
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A 5 page paper that examines Anthony Lewis' 1964 best-selling non-fiction work entitled Gideon's Trumpet and the importance of the events it documented. These events include the trial without representation conviction and imprisonment of Clarence Gideon in 1961 and the resultant landmark court case and Supreme Court ruling. These events are briefly discussed, but this paper focuses on the effective literary style employed by Lewis in his presentation of the dual stories that emerged from these events. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: LCGideon.doc

Gitlow vs. New York
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An 11 page paper arguing the validity of the Supreme Court decision of this case. Gitlow v. New York was decided in 1925 and is studied today as a classic case of the limits of the freedom of speech guaranteed under the First Amendment. New York tried and convicted Benjamin Gitlow on charges of criminal anarchy in two counts: one was for advocating the overthrow of the government; the other was for publishing a booklet doing the same. The reason for the continued interest in the case is not so much the issue of freedom of speech for the individual, but is studied more for the value of both the majority opinion and the dissenting view of Justices Holmes and Brandeis. Each side presents value in their arguments, but it appears from the perspective of 75 years later that the dissenting view is more reasonable than that of the majority. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
Filename: Gitlowny.wps

Granting Individual Freedoms to the Minority Does Not Threaten the Individual Rights of the Majority
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An 11 page paper which argues against the statement "In the course of making sure that the minority is granted their individual freedoms to the fullest extent, it has become impossible for the majority to exercise those very same rights." as an example, one of the focuses addresses how while criminals (the minority) are granted individual rights, the rights of society (the majority) are not threatened. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: RAindvrght.wps

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