A Taste of Justice: 1st Amend. (8) Defamation-like & Public Disclo. Priv. Info, Unprotected Speech?

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In the previous presentation, the rules as to what states may constitutionally do to protect reputations with Defamation laws, without running afoul of the First amendment, were covered. This presentation addresses injuries from "Defamation-like" speech or speech that publicly discloses certain private information. This presentation discusses cases involving parodies of public figures, protests at private funerals, and disclosures of the identity of sexual assault victims. Remember, generally, government may not regulate the Content of Pure Speech UNLESS government meets the most exacting level of scrutiny. However, government may regulate the Content of Pure Speech if the speech is in an UNPROTECTED category (which government generally may regulate with a low-level rational basis). The first category of unprotected speech discussed was "Speech that Advocates Illegal Action." This presentation continues the discussion of “Defamation.” This YouTube Channel is designed to provide my students supplemental instruction, as I teach them remotely. I want them to "take a soak" in the law and not a quick shower. This Channel is also designed to provide learning to the broader community. Learning can lead to enlightenment, and enlightenment to justice...or, at least, to a taste of justice.

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