Cases.1.West Virginia State Board of Ed. V. Barnette (1943)
Synopsis: Supreme Court ruled that children in public schools to salute the United States flag. All students and teachers were required to honor the Flag. Amendment(s) & Rights: First Amendment- Free speech and press Conclusion: The Court’s decision was that in Minersville School District v. Gobits and held that compelling public school children to salute the flag was unconstitutional. 2. Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971)
Synopsis: If government support religious programs or cause conflicts between government and religion. Amendment(s) & Rights: Lemon believed that Pa violated the 1st Amendment-Free Speech and press. And 12th amendment. Conclusion: The Supreme Court issued its decision, those nonbelievers or members of minority religions, especially children will feel pressured to participate by others if they don’t agree to participate. 3. Schenck v. United States (1919)
Synopsis: Allows government regulations of some expressions, like prohibiting people from causing danger by deceivingly shouting “fire” in public. By doing that, someone might end up being injured or even worst.
Amendment(s) & Rights: First Amendment-Freedom of speech. Conclusion: The court perceive between dangerous expressions and dangerous acts, that Schenck were considered to be threat to the country’s safety. 4. Gitlow v. New York (1925)
Synopsis: Gitlow was charged with plotting to overthrow the U.S government. Amendment(s) & Rights: Fourteenth Amendment- provide legal protection for theirclients.
Conclusion: Individuals enjoy the right to freedom of speech against actions and law by state and local governments. 5. Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969)
Synopsis: An Ohio law prohibited the teaching the doctrines of crime, violence, or unlawful methods of terrorism. Amendment(s) & Rights: First Amendment – Speech, Press nd Assembly. Conclusion: In this case, courts decision was that...
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