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J 385 - Week 1 Notes

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J 385 - Week 1 Notes J 385

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sonia Brosnan on Wednesday April 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to J 385 at University of Oregon taught by in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 217 views. For similar materials see Communication Law in Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Oregon.

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Date Created: 04/06/16
Week 1 Notes st  Freedom of the Press (1 Amendment) o Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceable to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances  Important questions to consider: o What are the limits of that freedom? o Why are we talking about freedom of press if Congress makes the laws?  Act. 1 Sec. 8 Oregon Constitution o No laws shall be passed restraining the free expression of opinion or restricting the right to speak, write, or print freely on any subject whatsoever: but every person shall be responsible for the abuse of this right Doctrinethf Incorporation o 14 Amendment (1868): No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without the due process of law o Gitlow vs. New York (1925): Liberties protected by the due process th clause of the 14 Amendment Use of precedent o Precedent – a court decision on a question of law that gives authority or direction on how to decide a similar question of law in a later case with similar facts o Stare decis – “let the decision stand”  Makes judges follow the laws (judges often don’t or creatively find ways to work around it)


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