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Dispatch Pro Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 13: First Amendment Law


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This lesson addresses the First Amendment rights of Freedom of Assembly and Freedom of Speech including the subtopics listed below:

  • 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?

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