For Monday’s Class (Feb 10th)

Hello Everyone!  This Monday, we will be discussing Symbolic Expression.  Please read Hopkins Chapters 3 and 7 (focus on the sections involving speech, conduct, levels of scrutiny).  Additionally, please be prepared to discuss the following cases:

US v. O’Brien (1968)

Cohen vs. California (1971)*

Texas vs. Johnson (1989)*

Barnes vs. Glen Theatre (1991)*

Pap’s A.M. vs. Erie (2000)*

Virginia vs. Black (2003)*

Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project (2010)*

FCC v. League of Women Voters of CA (1984)

Turner Broadcasting v. FCC (1997)

Brown vs. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n (2011)

**For these cases, pay close attention to 1) what the law in question was, 2) what the government’s reasoning for that law was – if applicable, and 3) if the court uses the word “scrutiny” – we’ll talk about that in class.  You might also want to download this PowerPoint before class.


Please let me know if you have any questions.  See you Monday!