Iowa Legal Update

2022 Lesson 3: First Amendment Law

Legal

Release Date: 

3/1/2022

This is an online Iowa legal update course for law enforcement  officers. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance  to Iowa police officers regarding the following questions:


  • What are the recognized limits on a person’s constitutional right to assemble?

  • When may law enforcement officers use force against protesters?

  • What is symbolic speech?

  • Does the First Amendment protect all speech, including fighting words and true threats?

  • Are there limits on what people can say to law enforcement officers?

  • Do people have the right to record police activities?

  • What are the First Amendment rights of law enforcement officials?