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  Freedom of speech in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The most stringent controls on speech in the colonial period were controls that outlawed or otherwise censored speech that was considered blasphemous in a religious sense.
United States military censoring blogs written by military personnel.
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 United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It also provides for the office of Vice President of the United States, and specifies that the Vice President succeeds to the presidency if the President is incapacitated, dies, or resigns, although whether this succession was on an acting or permanent basis was unclear until the passage of the 25th Amendment.
The United States is a common law country, and courts follow the precedents established in prior cases.
Of the 35 states ratifying it, four later rescinded their ratifications prior to the extended ratification period which commenced March 23, 1979 and a fifth—while not going so far as to actually rescind its earlier ratification—adopted a resolution stipulating that its approval would not extend beyond March 22, 1979.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constitution_of_the_United_States   (5650 words)

  
 Congress of The United States Biog @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Congress of the United States is the biennial meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government.
The Vice President of the United States is ex officio the President of the Senate; he or she has no vote except in the case of a tie.
The speech is modeled on the Speech from the Throne given by the British monarch, and is mandated by the Constitution of the United States.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Congress_of_the_United_States   (4223 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States
However, the structure of the United States was profoundly changed in 1788 when the states replaced the Articles of Confederation with the United States Constitution; often, sources use the date each of the original 13 states adopted the Constitution as the date on that state "entered the Union" (became part of the United States).
The United States also holds several other territories, districts and possessions, notably the federal district of the District of Columbia, which is the nation's capital, and several overseas insular areas, the most significant of which are Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.
The United States does not have an official language at federal level; nevertheless, English is spoken by the vast majority of the population and serves as the de facto language: English is the language used for legislation, regulations, executive orders, treaties, federal court rulings, and all other official pronouncements.
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 Freedom of Speech in the United States of Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Some legal scholars have proposed the "liberty theory," according to which freedom of speech is part of the liberty of the person fostering individual self-realization and self-determination.
Our common sense tells us that freedom of speech does not include the right to tell the cashier, "I have a gun, give me the money;" nor to falsely tell a child that his or her parents have just died.
Unless the speech falls within one of these established categories, it is simply not open to the government to argue that the speech should be suppressed because of its harmful content.
www.oycf.org /Perspectives/11_043001/freedom.htm   (1777 words)

  
 Freedom of Speech
Freedom of speech is the right to express oneself and one's ideas, in any shape or form.
Freedom of speech has allowed us to share in our common ground, and to understand and be more open to the ideas of others.
Freedom of speech has existed since the beginning of time, as people have always wanted to express their ideas.
www.east-buc.k12.ia.us /03_04/ALA/MS/home.htm   (2882 words)

  
 School Employees First Amendment Rights
In the early 1950s, however, in a series of cases involving freedom of association, the Supreme Court began to reject the notion that unconstitutional conditions could be placed on receipt of government benefits, including government jobs.
The structure of the courts, both in the United States and within each individual state, determines which court will hear a case and which decisions are binding law.
In North Carolina, the decisions of the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the three federal district courts in North Carolina are binding precedent for the citizens and schools of North Carolina, as are cases issued by the North Carolina Supreme Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
www.ga.unc.edu /pep/law/Academy/Read.CONST.htm   (2144 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America
That river separates the United States from the Republic of Mexico until at the city of El Paso it turns northward; from that point to the Colorado River an arbitrary line marks the boundary of the two republics.
In examining the constitutionality of a state law one is to assume that the state legislature has power to pass all acts whatever, unless they are prohibited by the Constitution of the United States or by the constitution of the state.
It also provides that the citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states; for the return of fugitives from justice and for the admission of new states.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15156a.htm   (21027 words)

  
 Freedom of Speech in the United States
Freedom of speech was born in Athens (800-400 B.C.)
century, Parliament was the principal deterrent to freedom of speech in England
United States, 1919 (clear-and-present-danger test is proposed) to the Smith Act of 1940
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 1999 Free Speech Update
This update covers significant free speech cases decided since the publication of the third edition of Freedom of Speech in the United States, including Supreme Court decisions from the Court's 1996-97, 1997-98, and 1998-99 terms as well as selected lower court decisions during the same period.
In this case, Justice Stevens wrote, the speech in question satisfies the first two parts of the test, for the content of the proposed advertising is truthful and concerns a lawful activity and the governmental interests asserted (e.g., reducing social costs associated with gambling and helping states control gambling) are substantial.
In 1994 Kentucky State University removed the student newspaper's faculty adviser, alleging that the news in the paper concerning the school was not "positive." Student journalists were pressured but were not censored, and the faculty adviser was later reinstated (but under strict conditions including the requirement that "more positive news" be published).
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/comm/free_speech/updates.html   (7998 words)

  
 Table of contents for Freedom of speech in the United States
Freedom of Speech in Colonial America 18 Control of Communicators in the Colonies 18 Control of Content in the Colonies 19 Control of Printing in the Colonies 21 II.
Speech That Defames: The Traditional Law of Slander and Libel 80 Definition and Types of Defamation 80 The Slander-Libel Distinction 81 Subjects and Forms of Defamation 82 The Defamation Case 82 The Special Case of Group Libel 85 II.
United States (1957) 133 The Progeny of Roth: 1957-1973 134 Obscenity Redefined and Censorship Reconfirmed: Miller v.
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 Table of contents for Schenck v. United States and the freedom of speech debate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
United States and the freedom of speech debate
United States and the freedom of speech debate : debating Supreme Court decisions / Jodi Icenoggle.
Freedom of speech -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
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 Fresphsylb
To develop an understanding of speech and the maturing individual, freedom of speech, nature and responsibilities, socio-legal-rhetorical issues.
To develop an awareness of specific issues and current controversies regarding freedom of speech in the United States and elsewhere.
Speech in a Free Society is a senior-level course with senior-level expectations.
web.bryant.edu /~kpearce/Fresphsylb.html   (707 words)

  
 Sheree Taylor
Freedom of speech in the United States can only be expressed to a certain extent.
Which basically means in order to have freedom of speech you had to over power the federal government, once pass the state government.
With the wealthy people gaining Freedom of Speech, that left the less fortunate with no option but to comply with the state government.
www.louisville.edu /~s0tayl02/p2final.htm   (979 words)

  
 Tedford & Herbeck, Freedom of Speech in the United States, 5 ed.
Tedford and Herbeck, Freedom of Speech in the United States, 5 ed.
Freedom of speech, historically one of our most cherished rights, faces new challenges today.
Important reading for students of the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech in the United States guides readers to an understanding of complex concepts with clear explanations, brief abstracts of major court cases, and numerous study aids.
www.stratapub.com /TedfordHerbeck/tedford_&_herbeck_freedom_of_speech_in_the_united_states.htm   (982 words)

  
 SSRN-Freedom of Speech by Keith Werhan
These justifications include arguments that freedom of speech is special because it is a necessary condition of self-government, because it facilitates a societal search for truth, and because it is an essential attribute of individual autonomy.
Having traced the historical development of and the theoretical underpinnings of free speech protection in the United States, as well as the basic framework of free speech analysis, the book turns to the development of the core doctrines of the First Amendment.
Keith Werhan's Freedom of Speech is No. 12 in the series of Reference Guides to the United States Constitution, edited by Jack Stark.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=648583   (626 words)

  
 Freedom of Speech in the United States
We will consider why (or why not) free speech is important and how the free speech tradition developed, first in Europe and then in the North American colonies.
Additionally, we will consider issues that arise when free speech rights conflict with other important considerations, such as the right of a criminal defendant to a fair trial, or the need to protect copyright owners from illegal distribution of copyrighted materials.
He teaches introductory courses about telecommunications industries and freedom of speech and advanced courses in media law.
www.indiana.edu /~ifs/about/mcgregor.html   (333 words)

  
 American Communication Association WWW
The primary focus of the readings, lectures, and class discussions will be upon freedom of thought, conscience, and opinion and the individual's right to receive information and express ideas (or, conversely, avoid exposure to communication and refrain from compelled expression) protected by the First Amendment's guarantees of freedom of speech, press, religion, petition, and assembly.
Each student should obtain copies of and will be responsible for the contents of Thomas L. Tedford, Freedom of Speech in the United States, 2nd.
The research paper may focus on any aspect of freedom of expression, and the approach may be historical, theoretical, philosophical, legal, or empirical; however, you will find it helpful to discuss the topic and approach with the instructor in advance.
www.uark.edu /depts/comminfo/www/4393.html   (754 words)

  
 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In its brief, the City correctly states the issue to be briefed as "whether the plaintiff has standing to bring a facial challenge to the constitutionality of the sign ordinance".
Indeed the United States Supreme Court has stated, "The government 'cannot foreclose the exercise of [First Amendment] rights by mere labels"'.
Thus I have alleged specific injuries in the application of the sign ordinance and, as I have stated, I assert standing to bring a facial challenge under the authority of Broadrick v.
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 Tedford and Herbeck, Freedom of Speech in the United States, Contents
Chapter 11: Institutional Constraints: Freedom of Speech in the Schools, the Military, and Prisons
Freedom of Speech in the New Nation: From the Alien and Sedition Acts to World War I
The Responsible Exercise of Freedom of Speech: A Coordinate Area of Study
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 Syllabus
The text for the course is Thomas Tedford and Dale Herbeck, Freedom of Speech in the
Members of the class are encouraged to subscribe to the Amend1-L@listserv.uark.edu free speech discussion list, as a quiz question or two might come from list postings.
You are encouraged to make appointments to discuss this course and your research interests in freedom of speech.
www.uark.edu /depts/comminfo/comm/faculty/smith/4393.html   (771 words)

  
 Comm. 139A: Law, Communication And Freedom Of Expression
This course examines the legal framework of the freedom of expression in the United States.
The fundamentals are then deployed to discuss some hard cases toward the end of the course: money as speech, commercial speech, hate speech and violent pornography, Be prepared to read a lot of cases.
Terry Eastland, Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court: The Defining Cases [hereinafter EASTLAND], Introduction (pp.
communication.ucsd.edu /courses/syllabi/139A.W01.html   (973 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Freedom of Speech Decisions of the United States Supreme Court: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Amazon.ca: Freedom of Speech Decisions of the United States Supreme Court: Books
Freedom of Speech Decisions of the United States Supreme Court
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 Court Decisions (by Chapter)
2: Freedom of Speech in America to World War I
Board of Trustees of the State University of New York v.
Institutional Constraints: Freedom of Speech in the Schools, the Military, and Prisons
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/comm/free_speech/decisions.html   (86 words)

  
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Amazon.com: Freedom of Speech Decisions of the United States Supreme Court (First Amendment Decisions Series): Books: Maureen Harrison,Steve Gilbert
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 FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: First Amendment
Freedom of Expression: Is There a Difference Between Speech and Press
Speech Plus--The Constitutional Law of Leafleting, Picketing, and Demonstrating
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