Cases in Communications Law, Sixth Edition by John Zelezny

By John Zelezny

This complement offers landmark situations in conversation legislation to aid scholars higher comprehend useful purposes and real-world precedents for the legislation they're learning. many of the instances come from recognized superb proceedings with evaluations edited for the typical scholars' (as against legislations students') use.

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One student—among those who had brought the banner to the event—refused to do so. The principal confiscated the banner and later suspended the student. The Ninth Circuit held that the principal’s actions violated the First Amendment, and that the student could sue the principal for damages. ” Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School Dist. At the same time, we have held that “the constitutional rights of students in public school are not automatically coextensive with the rights of adults in other settings,” Bethel School Dist.

The high school band and cheerleaders performed. Frederick, standing among other JDHS students across the street from the school, directed his banner toward the school, making it plainly visible to most students. ” …. III The message on Frederick’s banner is cryptic. It is no doubt offensive to some, perhaps amusing to others. To still others, it probably means nothing at all. ” But Principal Morse thought the banner would be interpreted by those viewing it as promoting illegal drug use, and that interpretation is plainly a reasonable one.

United States is commonly known as the Pentagon Papers case. Though the justices were widely split in their reasoning and did not produce a clear constitutional standard, the case is notable as a high-stakes confrontation between a government attempt to censor on national security grounds and leading newspapers’ claims of political free speech. United States v. The Progressive, Inc. is the only other conflict between publishing rights and national security censorship that has prompted an appellate court ruling.

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