Introduction to First Amendment Law

Introduction to First Amendment Law
The First Amendment
“Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof; or abridging the
freedom of speech, or of the press; or the
right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a
redress of grievances.”
Question 1: Falsely shouting “Fire!” in a
crowded theater
Question 2: Burning the American flag
Question 3: Burning a cross
Question 4: Calling for the overthrow of
the government
Question 5: Punishing on-campus
Question 6: Punishing off-campus
Question 7: Banning hate groups from
holding rallies/demonstrations