- University of Tennessee - Knoxville
- Political Science
- Political Science 330
Last Modified: 2011-07-06
Related Textbooks:An Introduction To the American Legal System, Third Edition (Aspen College Series)
members of group were soliciting money and handing out pamphlets inside airport terminal in NY so airport authority banned it; not a violation of First Amendment because it's not a public forum; could pass out pamphlets but not solicit money
voluntary and non-denominational prayer was read at school by a school agent; age of children was a factor and law was ruled unconstitutional because of the Establishment Clause (incorporated by Everson v. Board of Education)
student read 10 verses from Bible in classroom of public school and school agent recited the Lord’s Prayer before class starts (read over intercom); students could leave with a permission slip; court says no to policy because it “promotes moral values” and therefore fails narrow-tailoring
"Creation Act” mandates that if evolution is taught, creation science must also be taught; act was unconstitutional because it specifically tried to advance one religion
student-led, student-initiated prayer at public high school football games is in violation of the Establishment Clause; the fact that the speaker was elected by the students is irrelevant; many people were required to be there (ex: band members) and because it was at a school-sponsored event it was seen as approved by the school; speech considered public and not private
10 Commandments displayed in 3 different places; SC decided that they lacked a “genuine secular purpose”
Hustler ran mock interview with Falwell talking about his “first time” with his mom; SC ruled in favor of Hustler because there was a “lack of intent to do harm” to Falwell
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