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- Why Is Parody Protected Under the First Amendment?
While parodies often cause a good laugh, their influence can be much more dramatic and long-lasting. Because parodies provide an important historic reference and social commentary, they enjoy certain protections under the First Amendment and in copyright cases.
- When Can I Assert My Fifth Amendment Right?
The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides individuals the right not to serve as a witness against themselves. Through this amendment, a witness may prevent the disclosure of evidence that can ultimately be used against him or her in a criminal case. There are a variety of situations in which a person may assert this privilege.
- Freedom of Speech – Why Satire is Protected
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution grants individuals the freedoms of speech, the free exercise of religion, the press and the right to peacefully assemble. While many individuals may construe their freedom of speech rights broadly, not all forms of speech are protected. Satire is generally a protected form of speech, but there are certain exceptions.
- Can You Legally Be Forced to Vaccinate Your Child?
At the time of publication, there is no federal law requiring vaccinations of children. These laws are left to the state and the local governments. While many areas require vaccinations for children before they are allowed to enter daycare or school, there are exemptions that may apply.
- How do I Get Witnesses to Testify in my Case?
Many individuals are hesitant to appear in court out of fear or a lack of familiarity with the court system. There are several ways that you can get the testimony that you need to assist you in your civil or criminal case.
- What Does the Fourth Amendment Protect?
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by agents of the government. This does not mean that individuals are free from all searches and seizures, but only that they are protected from “unreasonable” ones.
- What Type of Speech Is Not Protected by the First Amendment?
While many Americans know that they have a right to free speech, the lay opinion often views the degree of protection afforded by the United State Constitution as much broader than it is in reality. The First Amendment does not protect all types of speech.
- What Does the Fifth Amendment Protect?
While many people associate the Fifth Amendment with not incriminating themselves, there are other important aspects of this Amendment to the United States Constitution. This Amendment provides a number of important rights.
- What Are the Rules Regarding Unconstitutional Searches?
The United States Constitution provides protection for individuals from illegal searches and seizures. Whether a search is constitutional depends on the particular circumstances of the case.
- California's Loss of Tesla's $6 Billion Battery Factory
by Kassouni Law
A question of free market vs. government over-regulation to address the issue of environmental sustainability.