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!