What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

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Nova
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What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby Nova » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:51 pm

Im in a class called "freedom of expression". I need to come up with a topic by tomorrow for a 30 page paper.

broad topic possibilities:

Libel
Privacy
Restraint
Obscenity
Indecency
Infliction of emotional distress
or something else

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Anyone have any suggestions that would be

fun
interesting
contested
currently relevant

& that would also have a ton of info on it (news articles, journal articles, court opinions)

??


TY :mrgreen:

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby atcushman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:55 pm

You could do something on Snowden/wikileaks stuff and tie in 1st A/national security/whistleblower stuff

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby Ambi-Turner » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:05 pm

Writing a paper about toplessness laws could be fun. There's a lot of crazy stories within that topic, and there were lots of news articles about it last fall.

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby patogordo » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:07 pm

Duck Dynasty

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby soj » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:07 pm

constitutionality of censorship on top-law-schools.com

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby fatheranderson15 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:14 pm

McCullen v. Coakley and the legality of buffer zones around abortion clinics/whether or not they are a violation of free speech rights.
http://townhall.com/columnists/jeffjaco ... /page/full

Arguments were logged less than a month ago, no decision made (yet).

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby ph14 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:37 pm

Nova wrote:Im in a class called "freedom of expression". I need to come up with a topic by tomorrow for a 30 page paper.

broad topic possibilities:

Libel
Privacy
Restraint
Obscenity
Indecency
Infliction of emotional distress
or something else

-

Anyone have any suggestions that would be

fun
interesting
contested
currently relevant

& that would also have a ton of info on it (news articles, journal articles, court opinions)

??


TY :mrgreen:


http://www.circuitsplits.com/

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby Teoeo » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:47 pm

Obscenity, AKA the dumbest doctrine ever - makes no sense at all and would be fun to tear down.

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:41 pm

Most interesting topic would be privacy in public employment settings when dealing with social media.

For example, people have been getting fired for "Liking" products that their employers disapprove of.

It would be fun to explore whether public employers should be allowed to do that in the digital age.

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby Nova » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:15 am

Thanks for the ideas, everyone.

Im going with public nudity.

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby nebula666 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:37 am

Nova wrote:Thanks for the ideas, everyone.

Im going with public nudity.


http://gotopless.org/topless-laws

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby bdm261 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:55 pm

revenge porn?

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby Nova » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:08 pm

nebula666 wrote:
Nova wrote:Thanks for the ideas, everyone.

Im going with public nudity.


http://gotopless.org/topless-laws

TY :D

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Re: What should I write my paper on? (1st amendment topics)

Postby nebula666 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:08 pm

Nova wrote:
nebula666 wrote:
Nova wrote:Thanks for the ideas, everyone.

Im going with public nudity.


http://gotopless.org/topless-laws

TY :D


No problem. Not exactly the most accurate 50 state survey but hopefully it helps a bit.




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