E-Activity Review Religious Freedom Day at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/14/presidential-proclamation-religious-freedom-day. Be prepared to discuss.
- Review the Freedom of Information Act Annual Reports at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/foia_annual_reports. Be prepared to discuss.
“Freedom of Speech.” Please respond to the following:
Review Texas v. Johnson. Assuming you want to sustain the conviction, make the best argument you can for how that can be reconciled with the First Amendment. Of the opinions that would have sustained the conviction, which do you find most persuasive and why?
Evaluating Van Orden v. Perry, as a public administrator, in the rule of law, explain to what extent your beliefs should affect your reactions to the various justices’ opinions.
“Freedom of Information.” Please respond to the following:
As a public administrator over a particular entity, describe when public officials should be allowed to conduct their activities in secret. Provide an example.
Evaluating New York Times v. United States, provide an example in which it may be warranted to violate the morality of the freedom of information by publicizing a secret identity to prove a point. Explain how this example warrants the morality violation.