POLI 370, Week 8
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Date Created: 03/02/16
POLI 370 – Lecture 12 st Amendment: freedom of speech (as long as it does not conflict with other laws). Also freedom of religion, freedom to petition, and freedom to peaceably assemble. th Amendment: protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. For example, a police officer cannot search a car without probable cause. Amendment: every person has the right to the due process of law. Private property will not be taken without just compensation. 1 Amendment: due process of law and equal protection clause. Public Service Model: o Protects constitutional rights of employees. 1. Public employees’ interests as members of the political community in exercising constitutional rights (protects whistleblowers). 2. The government’s interest as an employer in having an efficient and effective workforce 3. The public’s interest in the operation of public administration and general government. o Can governmental employees talk freely? 1. Is the topic a matter of public concern, i.e. is it relevant to public knowledge, understanding, and consent? If the answer is yes, then the topic requires further consideration. 2. Apply the public service model (how the government, public employees, and the public affect each other in regards to freedom of speech). 3. Is the government office disrupted? If it is not, then the topic is okay to speak about. o Idea soup: all ideas can be said, but good ideas will eventually overcome bad ideas. Davis v. FEC: PACS can now spend unlimited funds because they have the freedom of speech, and individuals can donate unlimited funds to PACs due to the freedom of speech. The Supreme Court determined that restrictions on campaign donations are unconstitutional. Freedom of Association o People have the right to join or not to join parties, unions, groups, etc. that are registered/legally protected.
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