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    Broadcast Decency

    Offensive content that appears in television or radio broadcasts can be regulated by the Federal…

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    Unprotected Speech: Obscenity

    Obscene content falls in the category of speech unprotected by First Amendment guarantees. Over the 20th…

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    Unprotected Speech: Defamation (Libel and Slander)

    While speech enjoys broad First Amendment protections in the United States, it is not an unlimited…

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    Time-Place-Manner Restrictions

    While free speech, assembly, and petition are protected under the First Amendment, the Supreme Court has…

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    Symbolic Speech

    Symbolic speech, defined as expression by conduct rather than words, has come before the United States…

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    Recent Actions of the Supreme Court and Upcoming Cases

    Reuters Supreme Court Correspondent Lawrence Hurley discussed the Supreme Court’s actions on the…

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    Freedom of Assembly and Petition

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Congress shall make no…

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    Freedom of Speech

    The First Amendment guarantees that "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech."…

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    West Virginia v. Barnette and Religious Liberties

    In 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette case…

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    The Impact of Citizens United v. FEC

    In 2010, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission…

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    Former Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) on the Effects of Citizens United on the Senate

    Former Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) discussed the impact that the Citizens United v. FEC has had on…

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    The Establishment Clause

    The First Amendment begins "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."…

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    Poll Taxes

    Poll taxes, along with literacy tests and grandfather clauses, were structural barriers to voting…

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    Grandfather Clauses in the Jim Crow South

    Grandfather Clauses were a structural barrier to voting imposed by several states during the Jim Crow…

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    2018-2019 Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    The Supreme Court has the power to interpret the Constitution. Its rulings on cases determine the…

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    Chief Justice Roberts on the Role of the Supreme Court

    At an event at University of Minnesota Law School, Chief Justice John Roberts responded to an audience…

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    The Necessary and Proper Clause

    Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution begins "The Congress shall have Power To" and goes on to…

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    The Chevron Doctrine

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens discussed the legal precedent commonly referred to…

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    Retired Justice John Paul Stevens on the Bush v. Gore Decision

    Speaking to a crowd in Boca Raton, Florida, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens spoke…

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    Shelby County v Holder (2013)

    Emory University Professor Carol Anderson chronicled the events leading up to the 2013 Supreme Court…

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