607 First Amendment (3)

An examination of a series of First Amendment issues under the speech, press, and religion clauses, not dealt with in detail in Constitutional Law II. The following are representative of the topics to be treated: the vagueness and overbreadth doctrines; prior restraint; expression restrictions in connection with national security, the administration of justice, the electoral process, and common law torts; First Amendment issues in the regulation of and access to the news media; government secrecy and inquiry into beliefs; access to government facilities and benefits by religious organizations; and First Amendment rights in specialized government facilities such as schools, prisons, and military bases.

Prerequisite: Constitutional Law II (600)

This elective course is normally offered every year.