Civil Liberties: The First Amendment In order to understand and process all of the legal complexity associated with civil liberties and related court cases, you need to complete the following assignment. These terms and cases only apply to the First Amendment. Additional terms and cases will follow, as we move through the unit. 1. Read pages 93 – 111. All of these pages apply just to the First Amendment! This should show you how much importance one should attach to this particular portion of the Bill of Rights. 2. Define each of the following terms. TRY to put these in your own words, in order to show you actually understand the terms and are not just copying definitions from the book. civil liberties First Amendment 14th Amendment due process clause incorporation doctrine 3. establishment clause free exercise clause prior restraint libel slander symbolic speech commercial speech shield laws right to assemble right to associate Create a legal brief, using www.oyez.org –complete the following components for EACH of the cases below—putting each case on a 5 X 7 card, will earn extra points for your grade a. brief facts of the case/background b. the issue or question c. the Court’s ruling/decision (and number, such as 5 to4) and WHY d. the significance of the case as it relates to civil liberties CASES Barron v. Baltimore (1833) Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) Gitlow v. New York (1925) Roth v. US (1957) Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) Miller v. California (1973) Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002) NY Times v. Sullivan (1964) Engel v. Vitale (1962) Texas v. Johnson (1989) Schenck v. US (1919) Both the terms and the court case “briefs” will be due on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. You will have class time on Monday to work on this assignment.