Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries
2022 Lesson 3: First Amendment Law
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?