I will expect you to think critically about First Amendment rights as you develop this essay. Four cases will be presented after these instructions. In your essay, address the questions posed following the scenario, but make it all flow as though those questions are thoughts you have and know that they must be considered in arriving at a solution to your journalistic dilemma. Do not list the questions within your essay and then answer them individually. (Do not plagiarize these instructions or scenarios.) You must fully justify the path you choose. In other words, whether you choose a solution that is provided to you within the case scenario or another one you have come up with on your own, you must explain completely why you have made this choice. Refer to at least two previously decided cases (precedent) as partial support for your decision. If you cannot find a precedent, find some incident reminiscent of your chosen scenario. Remember: The First Amendment is NOT a precedent. Do not start off writing the scenario as it appears in this assignment simply to add words to your essay. You may begin by briefly explaining the dilemma you are facing.
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____ 650–900 words (This is a firm minimum and maximum number of words—not one word fewer nor one word more.) ____ 12-pt. Times New Roman, double spaced ____ 1-inch margins on all four sides of page ____ Contact info and name in header on every page ____ Indent paragraphs ½ inch with NO extra spacing between paragraphs ____ Include page numbers