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Can We Talk?: The First Amendment Under Fire

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. The issues this raises are myriad. We will engage case law and contemporary issues to dissect, question, and evaluate the intent and application of this amendment. What does 'freedom' mean? What counts as religion? Who gets to "assemble" undisturbed? Have you ever felt aggrieved and tried to ask the government for help? Join in the conversation about our prized freedom of speech in this lecture and discussion course.