This is my academic blog for Georgia State University’s Communication Law & Regulation course. I am teaching two sections this Fall: 1) Mondays 4:30-7pm in Langdale Hall, and 2) Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00am-12:15pm in Langdale Hall. Please take a minute to check out the syllabus and term paper assignment. See you in class!
Here’s a diagram of the United States court system, from ushistory.org.
Here’s a useful diagram of Georgia’s court system, from georgiacourts.org.
Monday, May 5th
10:45AM to 1:15PM
Our Usual Classroom
Bring your own pen(s) or pencil(s)
Hello Everyone! By popular vote, the class has decided to meet as scheduled on Monday 4/28 for an in-person, end-of-semester Q&A session. Take a look at the Final Exam Study guide, and be prepared with any questions. You can also reach me via email, up until our final exam on Monday May 5th.
Hello Everyone! Next week is our final, full week of class. We will be discussing communication laws related to obscenity and indecency. Please read Hopkins chapter 5 and Lisby chapter 7. Additionally, please be prepared to present the following cases in class:
[OBSCENITY CASES - FOR MONDAY'S 4/21 CLASS]
U.S. v. One Book Called “Ulysses”
American Booksellers v. Hudnut (1985)
Queen v. Hicklin (1868) (AKA Regina vs. Hicklin)
Roth v. U.S./Alberts v. California
Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964)
Ginzburg v. U.S. (1966)
Ginsberg v. New York (1968)
Stanley v. Georgia (1969)
Osborne v. Ohio (1990)
Miller v. California (1973)**
Jenkins v. Georgia (1974)
K. Gordon Murray Productions v. Floyd (1962)
Corinth Publications v. Wesberry (1967)
This That & the Other Gift v. Cobb County (2006)
[INDECENCY CASES - FOR WEDNESDAY'S CLASS 4/23]
FCC v. Pacifica Foundation (1978)
NEA v. Finley (1997)
Cohen v. California (1971)
Erznoznik v. Jacksonville (1975)
FCC v. Fox TV (2012)
I will be giving your graded Term Paper #2 assignment back on Wednesday. See you in class Monday. Have a great weekend!
[Update: I have also graded all extra credit assignments submitted as of today 4/18]