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Establishment Clause+Free exercise Clause
Part of the First Amendment stating that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion... or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Congress can't support or oppress religion. Cannot have excessive entanglement with religion.
An act that conveys a political message, statement, or has an underlying message/idea. Not spoken. e.g. burning U.S. flag.
Freedom of expression
Right of people to speak (including symbolic speech), publish, and assemble, covered in 1st amendment.
"clear and present danger"
'Interpretation of the First Amendment that holds that the government cannot interfere with speech unless the speech presents a clear and present danger that it will lead to evil or illegal acts.' Defines limits on first amendment.
"words that by their very nature inflict injury on those to whom they are addressed or incite them to acts of violence." Can be used to justify the other person's actions in a fight.
Censoring something before it is released or published. "Exercising prior restraint".
Freedom of religion; freedom of press; freedom of expression; freedom of speech; freedom to petition; freedom to peaceably assemble.
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