Law is a set of objective rules to control human conduct and maintain order in a society with a...
Set of formal, government sanctions for when rules are broken.
Good law is four things. What are they?
Clear and concise, limits government abuse, narrowly tailored, consistent and logical
What are two names the media is known as?
"Fourth Estate" and "Government Watchdog"
A law that is created by the legislative branch of government
These laws are when time is of the essence. Comes out of the judicial branch.
Law of equity
An example of a law of equity?
The SIXTH circuit court of appeals covers which states?
Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan
The first amendment theory that states NO law means NO law, there are NO exceptions, with 100% protection
The first amendment theory that says freedom of speech/press is just one of many. These are balanced with other governmental interests. "Scales" erected anew in every situation/case.
Ad Hoc Balancing Theory
This first amendment theory states that it is fundamental for a free society. That people are entitled to more protection. Content-based laws presumed unconstitutional. The "scales" are tilted in favor of freedom of expression
Preferred Position Balancing Theory
What year did U.S. v. Alvarez take place?
What did Xavier Alvarez claim to have earned?
Congressional Medal of Honor
What law did Congress pass in 2005 that made it illegal for someone to lie and say they were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor?
Stolen Valor Act
Who won in U.S. v. Alvarez?
Alvarez. Court said it may have been different if he had lied about the medal of honor in order to get a job promotion.