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Which of these is not guaranteed in the First Amendment?
Freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition for redress of grievances are all guaranteed in the Constitutions First Amendment.
Flag burning is constitutional as a means of political protest.
The right to burn an American flag is protected by the First Amendment.
The First Amendment is part of the:
The First Amendment is part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Your friend is running for student body president and youre the campaign manager. You print up posters on which you knowingly make false claims about your opponent. His campaign objects, but the First Amendment allows you to do this.
The First Amendment does not protect knowingly false statements made about someone else that result in a damaged reputation.
Your school can censor an article you wrote for the school-sponsored newspaper.
A 1988 Supreme Court ruling says school officials may censor when they have legitimate educational concerns. But if a publication is a public forum (where students choose their own content), the ability to censor is more limited. In those circumstances, unless the publication creates a material and substantial school disruption or invades personal rights, censorship is prohibited. Six states (Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Massachusetts) have laws that provide greater protection for student journalists.
Federal courts can force journalists to reveal secret sources.
A journalists First Amendment privilege can be struck down if the court deems the information to be highly relevant to the case, critical to the maintenance of the legal claim and unobtainable from other resources. Some journalists have gone to jail, rather than reveal their sources. Reporters do receive extra protection in states that have special shield laws, but only in state — not federal — proceedings.
The First Amendment protects free speech on the Internet.
The First Amendment protects free speech on the Internet. While some activities are illegal and subject to prosecution, the First Amendment places a limit on what the government may or may not do.
If you want to organize a demonstration, you need to check the population of the town you’re in — there are limits on the number of people who can participate based upon the local population.
Your freedom of assembly is protected by the First Amendment, regardless of the number of people who participate. However, you must remain peaceful and cannot jeopardize the safety of others.