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By John Zelezny

This complement offers landmark situations in communique legislation to aid scholars higher comprehend sensible purposes and real-world precedents for the legislation they're learning. lots of the situations come from famous ideally suited lawsuits with critiques edited for the typical scholars' (as against legislations students') use.

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Coffer completed the yearbook several thousand dollars under budget, and sent the yearbook to the printer in May or June of 1994. ” In particular, Gibson objected to the yearbook’s purple cover (KSU’s school colors are green and gold), its “destination unknown” theme, the lack of captions under many of the photos, and the inclusion of current events ostensibly unrelated to KSU. After consulting with KSU President Mary Smith and other unnamed university officials, Gibson and Smith decided to confiscate the yearbooks and to withhold them from the KSU community.

Confiscation ranks with forced government speech as amongst the purest forms of content alteration. There is little if any difference between hiding from public view the words and pictures students use to portray their college experience, and forcing students to publish a state-sponsored script. In either case, the government alters student expression by obliterating it…. 36 The First Amendment Even were we to assume, as the KSU officials argue, that the yearbook was a nonpublic forum, confiscation of the yearbook would still violate Kincaid’s and Coffer’s free speech rights.

09(A)’s extremely broad prohibition. As this case demonstrates, the prohibition encompasses documents that are not even arguably false or misleading…. Moreover, as this case also demonstrates, the absence of the author’s name on a document does not necessarily protect either that person or a distributor of a forbidden document from being held responsible for compliance with the Election Code. Nor has the State explained why it can more easily enforce the direct bans on disseminating false documents against anonymous authors and distributors than against wrongdoers who might use false names and addresses in an attempt to avoid detection.

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