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First Amendment Fair May 23, 2016

Mr. Fair                                                                                              First Amendment Survey

Summer 2016

General Course Information

1.         Required Text:  Krotoszynski, The First Amendment in Cross-Cultural Perspective: A Comparative Legal Analysis of the Freedom of Speech. (NYU Press, 2006)

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Below are the reading assignments for Class 1 and Class 2:

I.          Is there any such thing as free speech?  What basic theory or policy undergirds First Amendment jurisprudence?  Is free speech a preferred constitutional value over other rights?  When constitutional rights or values collide, which should prevail?

Class 1                         Preliminary Issues: Vagueness, Overbreadth, Prior Restraints

A.        Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The First Amendment in Cross-Cultural Perspective: A Comparative Legal Analysis of the Freedom of Speech

Class 2                         Freedom of Speech in the U.S., pp. 12-25 and

Freedom of Speech in Canada, pp. 26-69

Legal Profession Brant May 24, 2016

First assignment:

Casebook, pp. 1-24.  Introduction; Who Among Us?:  Spaulding v. Zimmerman.

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