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Bell Ringer: Deliberation- Matal v. Tam "Speech May Not be Banned on the Grounds that it Oppresses an Idea that Offends"

"Speech May Not be Banned on the Grounds that it Oppresses an Idea that Offends"

William Consovoy, Constitutional & Appellate Law attorney, discusses Matal v. Tam and its implications

Description

William Consovoy, Constitutional & Appellate Law attorney, discusses the background of the Supreme Court case Matal v. Tam and its implications.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What are the facts of Matal v. Tam as outlined by Mr. Consovoy?
  • What might the rationale for the disparagement provision have been when that clause was adopted?
  • Provide an example of a recent event where the government’s response might be impacted by this decision and indicate what that impact might be.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 1st Amendment
    • Disparaging
    • Freedom Of Speech
    • Patent
    • Trademark

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesSupreme Court Cases

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School