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Bell Ringer: Deliberation- Snyder v. Phelps "Free Speech: The Captive Audience Doctrine"

Free Speech: The Captive Audience Doctrine

Attorneys Timothy Nieman and Margie Phelps discuss the arguments on each side of the Snyder v. Phelps case with regard to the captive audience doctrine.

Description

Attorneys Timothy Nieman and Margie Phelps discuss the arguments on each side of the Snyder v. Phelps case with regard to the captive audience doctrine.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is the captive audience doctrine?
  • What arguments do the attorneys for each side make for whether or not a funeral is a “captive audience” situation? Which of these arguments do you believe is more persuasive? Why?
  • How might the captive audience doctrine apply or not apply to speech on a college campus? At a protest march?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 1st Amendment
    • Captive Audience
    • Freedom Of Speech
    • Protest
    • Supreme Court

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesSupreme Court Cases

    Grades

    High School