6 terms

AP Govt Unit 3 Primary Documents to Know


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Federalist 2
by John Jay, tension between govt and its parts, need for centralized govt
Zenger case
Infamous 1735 English case established the precedent for Freedom of the Press in the US.
New York Times vs US
ruled that the White House could not prohibit the New York Times from printing the Pentagon Papers because they did not present a clear and present danger
Telecommunications Act of 1996
federal legislation that deregulated the communications media
Communications Decency Act
Attempted to ban internet sexual expression that was patently offensive or indecent- not necessarily obscene- unless minors could be shielded. ACLU filed lawsuit, claiming Act was too broad
New York Times v Sullivan
A public figure suing a publisher for libel must prove that the publisher published the libelous story knowing it was false