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The 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution enumerates five forms of protected speech. Among these are the right to petition, assemble and the press.

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Three-fourths of the states must approve an amendment for it to become part of the Constitution What two assemblies can approve a constitutional amendment in a state?

The first is the states legislative body can approve the amendment. The other is the states consititutional convention delegates are authorized to approve the amendment. The full details can be found in Article Five.


What is the constitutional basis for free speech?

Freedom of speech is addressed in the First Amendment to the Constitution:Amendment I"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."This Amendment was also applied to the states under the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection clause (they cannot make unconstitutional laws infringing free speech).The Bill of Rights does not confer absolute and unconditional freedom of expression; there are certain types of speech, such as defamation, slander and libel (under most circumstances) and perjury that are not protected under the Constitution.Other restrictions apply to speech that incites people to break the law. The Supreme Court held in Bradenburg v. Ohio,(1969) that speech creating imminent danger to others is not protected under the First Amendment.The Court set the Brandenburg standard as the result of a Ku Klux Klan parade and rally held in that town. Ohio charged the group's leader, Clarence Brandenburg, with advocating violence under Ohio's Criminal Syndicalism statute because of the hate speech, racial and ethnic epithets, for advocating violence, and for assembling a group for the purpose of "teaching criminal syndicalism."Brandenburg was found guilty in the Ohio courts, but the US Supreme Court overturned his conviction and nullified Ohio's criminal syndicalism statute as unconstitutional. The per curiam (unsigned) decision held that the government could not punish hate speech or abstract discussions of violence. According to the Court, the first amendment right can only be abridged if three elements of speech: "intent," "imminence," and "likelihood" create a situation resulting in "imminent lawless action" (for example, if the speaker intentionally motivates the listeners to break the law immediately and they do or appear ready to). Lawless action could take many forms: rioting, vandalism, committing hate crimes, etc.The relevant part of the Brandenburg opinion reads:"These later decisions have fashioned the principle that the constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a State to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force or of law violation except where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action."Case Citation:Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 US 444 (1969)


If you were a member of a state legislature what would you need to do to get an amendment ratified?

Three-fourths of the states must ratify (approve) an amendment before it becomes part of the Constitution.


What ratio of states does it take to pass an amendment?

It takes a three-fourths ratio from the states to pass an amendment. Before an amendment goes to the states, it has to pass both house of legislature.


When was the ERA ratified?

The Equal Rights Amendment, first proposed in 1923, is still not part of the U.S. Constitution. ... The ERAhas been ratified by 35 of the necessary 38 states. When three more states vote yes, the ERA might become the 28th Amendment.

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What are three types of speech protective by the First Amendment What is speech not protected?

to help maintain order (apex)


What are the different kinds of speech that the Supreme Court has identified?

The Supreme Court has identified three types of speech: fully protected speech, which includes political or artistic expression and is protected by the First Amendment; partially protected speech, which includes commercial speech and is subject to certain restrictions; and unprotected speech, such as obscenity, defamation, and speech that incites violence, which is not protected by the First Amendment.


The First Amendment specifies three personal rights to freedom of?

Religion, Speech, and Assembly.


Which three freedoms does the first amendment give us?

The freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the freedom of the press.


What is first right or freedom from the first amendment?

if i understand the question correctly three are freedom of speech, press, and freedom of religion. hope this answers it ok


There are five basic rights mentioned inthe first amendment name three?

freedom of speech, freedom of religion and right to assemble


What three freedoms do the second amendment give us?

speech, bare off


What is the name given to the freedom of speech of assembly and the press?

These three are part of the Bill of Rights, the name for the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. Along with freedom of religion and freedom to petition, these three appear in the First amendment.


There are five basic rights mentioned in the first amendment name three?

The five are, Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to issue a petition of grievances, right to peaceful assembly, and freedom and press. The right to bare arms is the second amendment.


What are the three right s protected by the bill of rights?

To bare arms, free speech, fair trail


What are the 5 rights guaranted by the first amendment in the Bill of Rights?

The right to bear arms, right to a fair and speedy trial, right to peaceful assembly,the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the rights to the three freedoms mentioned in the first amendment of the bill of rights: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.


What are three freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights?

freedom of speech, freedom to bear arms, freedom for fair and speedy trial