Wkly Discussion Questions

Support or criticize the statement that rude gestures (e.g., showing the middle finder to a police officer, etc.) would constitute fighting words or a threat towards a police officer. Justify your position.

Compare and contrast the fundamental differences between libel and slander, and provide one (1) example of each term in question which demonstrates the key differences between them.

E Activity 1

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/george-zimmerman-juror-29-interview-gma-frustrations-highlighted-19779656

From the first e-Activity, identify two (2) major issues between the juror’s personal perception of the moral guilt of the defendant and her understanding of the legal issues in the case. 

From the first e-Activity, describe key strategies that a judge would utilize in order to reconcile the discrepancy in perception of the George Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence. Provide a rationale for your response.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/25/ag-opens-new-front-on-voting-rights-protection/

E Activity 2

From the second e-Activity, discuss whether or not you believe Attorney General Eric Holder should have challenged the voting laws in the state of Texas enacted after the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Analyze at least two (2) key issues related to Texas’s new voting laws that the Attorney General highlighted. Provide examples of rights covered by the Voting Rights Act to support your rationale.

Describe at least three (3) effects that the proposed regulation of voting laws in Texas could have on the next presidential election. Justify your response.

 
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