Limitations on Expression Self-Quiz








Which of the following forms of protection always apply to expression?
Choice 1 Laws regulating speech cannot be overbroad.
Choice 2 Laws regulating speech cannot be unconstitutionally vague.
Choice 3 Both (a) and (b).
Choice 4 None of the above.

Content-based regulations are:

Choice 1 Regulations which look to the origin of the ideas contained within the expression.
Choice 2 Regulations which are themselves aimed at expressing certain ideas.
Choice 3 Subjected to intermediate scrutiny.
Choice 4 None of the above
Content-based regulations can be:
Choice 1 Viewpoint-based.
Choice 2 Viewpoint-neutral.
Choice 3 Either viewpoint base or viewpoint neutral.
Choice 4 Neither viewpoint-based nor viewpoint-neutral.
If a content-neutral law is to pass First Amendment analysis it must:
Choice 1 Regulate only an unprotected area of speech.
Choice 2 Leave open other adequate channels of communication.
Choice 3 Regulate only the persons who may engage in the expressive speech or act, and t=not the acts themselves.
Choice 4 Pass strict scrutiny.
Congress wants to take action against big-tobacco but many politicians fear losing large amounts of financial campaign support. They therefore decide simply to ban tobacco advertising, because “advertising of these products may be seen to be in poor taste.” Is the tobacco advertising ban legitimate?
Choice 1 YES, because implicit in Congressional power to ban a product is the power to regulate advertising of the product.
Choice 2 YES, because commercial speech may be regulated in ways in which non-commercial speech may not.
Choice 3 NO, because a similar ban could not be imposed on non-harmful products.
Choice 4 NO, because it is hypocritical to accept the campaign donations and then ban the advertising.
Which of the following forms of commercial speech is permitted for a lawyer:
Choice 1 A lawyer who has tried 4 cases and won all four places an ad which reads “I always win all my cases!”
Choice 2 A lawyer fresh out of law school who took a case in Contracts includes on her card “Contract Specialist.”
Choice 3 A lawyer who calls everyone on the parent’s list at his child’s school and offers them his professional help at a discount.
Choice 4 None of the above.
The Town of Ridgebury public library is not often used by the towns’ residents. The Board of Selectmen decide to open one of the reading rooms for public use on a first-come-first-serve basis. After a few months the room is being so frequently used that the system is changed requiring those who would like to use the room place their names in a lottery one week prior to the desired use. The librarian on duty draws the winning ticket and notifies them by phone. The other day she pulled a winning ticket for use of the room by the Northern Unit of Toledo Soldiers (NUTS) a very militant and hard-core group. She surreptitiously disposes of the ticket and pulls another, and then calls the
Mothers Interested in Learning Disco (MILD) to let them know they had won that week’s lottery. Does NUTS. have a First Amendment case?
Choice 1 NO, because the town need not permit anyone to use the room.
Choice 2 NO, because there has been no state action.
Choice 3 YES, because the limited public forum cannot exclude users based on their viewpoint.
Choice 4 YES, because otherwise they will cause a ruckus.
A statute restricting speech based on time, place or manner:
Choice 1 Is always valid.
Choice 2 Can be unconstitutional as applied.
Choice 3 Is never valid.
Choice 4 None of the above.

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