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J 385 - Week 2 Notes

by: Sonia Brosnan

J 385 - Week 2 Notes J 385

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sonia Brosnan on Thursday April 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to J 385 at University of Oregon taught by in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 59 views. For similar materials see Communication Law in Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Oregon.

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Date Created: 04/07/16
Week 2 Notes  State and Federal Courts o Trial courts  Limited jurisdiction  General jurisdiction o “Finders of fact” o Apply the law to the facts (as opposed to making up laws)  Appellate Courts o Intermediate appeal courts o Supreme courts (“Courts of Last Resort”) o “Interpreters of the Law”  Looks at whether the law was properly applied  US District Courts o 649 judges on 94 district courts  US Courts of Appeal o 167 judges on the 1thregional courts o Oregon is in the 9 circuit  Supreme Court of the US o 9 justices sitting in Washington, DC  Incitement to Violence – if the government proves that speech is n incitement to violence it may stop and ban the speech  Obscene Speech – if the government can prove that expression is obscene, then the expression may be suppressed  National Security – the burden is on the government to prove that speech threatens the national security. If it meets this burden, the government may ban publications of this specific issue


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