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LAW FINAL EXAM REVIEW GUIDE
Chapters to Review 36-40
Pages 440-483
Concepts/Terms to Know
* Be able to define and explain
Balancing Test
Obscenity
Hate Speech
Commercial Speech
Clear and Present Danger test
Defamation
Libel
Slander
Fighting Words
Prior Restraint
Gag Order
Establishment Clause
Free Exercise Clause
Petitioner
Respondent
Time, Place and Manner
Symbolic Speech
Incitement Test
Censorship
Court Cases to Know
* Need to know the freedom in question, how the courts decided and why*
Wisconsin v. Yoder (p.481)
Tinker v. Des Moines School District (p. 473)
Texas v. Johnson (p. 460-461)
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (p. 474)
New York Times v. United States (Pentagon papers) (p.468)
National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie (p.458)
Questions to Consider
What freedoms are guaranteed by the 1st amendment?
Why are the rights guaranteed in the Constitution not absolute?
What are the limitations on freedom of speech?
What are the limitations on freedom of press?
What are the limitations on freedom of religion?
How does being in school/military affect people’s rights to express themselves?
Format of Test
Multiple Choice
True/false
Scenarios (deciding if a law is constitutional or not)
Reading comprehension
Political cartoon analysis
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