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Author Finn, John E.

Title The First Amendment and you : what everyone should know [Hoopla electronic resource] / John E. Finn.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : The Great Courses, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) : digital.
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Performer Lecturer: John E. Finn.
Summary A mere 45 words, the First Amendment to the Constitution stands as a pillar of our democracy and has had an incalculable influence on the development of human freedom in the United States and the Western world. To study the First Amendment is to learn something about the meaning of America and who "We the People" are, and to see the significant and far-reaching cultural implications of these fundamental constitutional provisions. These twelve practical lectures offer a guide to understanding the protections and limitations implied by the First Amendment. You'll learn… - What and whom it protects, and why it matters to you personally. - Consider questions of how we define speech, the meaning of "religion," and when the state can interfere with your rights. Explore the questions courts and citizens will be grappling with for years to come: - How does the First Amendment apply to the Internet? - Does the First Amendment apply to video games? - Should new communication technologies make courts reconsider well-settled rules? - Is social media subject to existing principles, to new ones, or none at all? Throughout these lectures, Professor Finn returns to a fundamental theme: What the First Amendment protects is largely a function of why it protects it, the why being America's commitment to democracy and liberty. In pursuit of these ideals, courts have often placed a higher value on political speech, although no such distinction is made in the Constitution. You'll examine numerous landmark Supreme Court decisions, including Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment.
United States. Supreme Court -- Cases -- History.
Freedom of speech -- United States.
Freedom of the press -- United States.
Freedom of religion -- United States.
Assembly, Right of -- United States.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Broadcasting -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Fairness doctrine (Broadcasting) -- United States.
Freedom of expression -- United States.
Alien and Sedition laws, 1798.
Labor movement -- United States -- History.
Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History.
United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Added Author Finn, John E..
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ISBN 9781682763674 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1682763676 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT13911195
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