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1. Discuss reporter shield laws as they relate to confidentiality.

 

Your response should be at least 100 words in length.

 

Reference

Hall, D. E., & Feldmeier, J. P. (2012). Constitutional law: Governmental powers and individual freedoms (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

 

2. Describe three types of speeches which are not protected under the First Amendment.

 

Your response should be at least 100 words in length.

 

Reference

Hall, D. E., & Feldmeier, J. P. (2012). Constitutional law: Governmental powers and individual freedoms (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

 

 

3. Briefly discuss the difference between total incorporation doctrine and select incorporation doctrine under the provisions of the Bill of Rights.

 

Your response should be at least 100 words in length.

 

Reference

Hall, D. E., & Feldmeier, J. P. (2012). Constitutional law: Governmental powers and individual freedoms (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

4. Discuss James Madison's 1785 publication Memorial Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments as it relates to a 1784 General Assessment Bill proposed to the Virginia State Assembly.

 

Your response should be at least 100 words in length.

 

Reference

Hall, D. E., & Feldmeier, J. P. (2012). Constitutional law: Governmental powers and individual freedoms (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

 

5. Discuss the accommodationist approach and separationist approach as they relate to the textual meaning of the religious clauses in the First Amendment. 

 

Your response should be at least 100 words in length.

 

6. Describe how the case, Employment Division v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872, (1990) provides for religious freedoms as it relates to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

 

Your response should be at least 100 words in length.

 

Reference

Hall, D. E., & Feldmeier, J. P. (2012). Constitutional law: Governmental powers and individual freedoms (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

 

7. Describe the two religious clauses found in the First Amendment.

 

Your response should be at least 100 words in length.

 

Reference

Hall, D. E., & Feldmeier, J. P. (2012). Constitutional law: Governmental powers and individual freedoms (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

 

8. How will the U.S. government face Constitutional scrutiny under the Free Exercise Clause as it relates to the "War on Terror" and Muslim-American communities in the United States? 

 

Your response should be at least 100 words in length.

 

Reference

Hall, D. E., & Feldmeier, J. P. (2012). Constitutional law: Governmental powers and individual freedoms (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

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