Concepts Week 12

Right to free speech: Difference between protections for political vs. commercial speech

By Jimmy Lavorato

Under the 1st amendment, the right to free speech is protected. However, in politics, speech is taken under way more considerable importance. Commercial speech happens all the time such as in advertisements and civil rights movements. A good example of how free speech is advocated is in the link below. It talks about a group of high school cheerleaders who demonstrated their right to free speech by displaying Christian messages during their performances.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/18/cheerleaders-win-temporary-injunction-in-high-profile-free-speech-case/?iref=allsearch

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One thought on “Concepts Week 12

  1. Jim!
    What you said about the whole first amendment, with the freedom of speech, and how in politics speech is carefully observed due to the considerable importance it has on the nation and the nations people vs commercial speech which can basically say what they wish just so long as it is morally right. Great job bud!!!

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