First Amendment – 6241
NOTE: Meets upper division constitutional law requirement.
An in-depth inquiry into the First Amendment, including both the doctrine and theory of free expression. Topics will include political incitement and public fora; hate speech; obscenity and pornography; campaign finance reform and commercial speech; mass media regulation and access to government and compelled speech and associational rights. The religion clauses may also be covered. Religion clause coverage may include school prayer and parochial school vouchers; religious exemptions and accommodation; and government-sponsored religious symbols.