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This edition: Collision Course II





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Episode Details

A law firm headed by two immigrants is divided over prospects of representing someone who espouses extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric. Theme: First Amendment rights, specifically freedom of speech and equal protection of the law. Key Concepts: Arguments for and against limiting freedom of expression; instances when the U.S. has found it difficult to uphold its commitment to free speech; the considerations courts use to limit freedom of expression. Turning Points: Demonstrates how the First Amendment protects the expression of all ideas, even beliefs that conflict with the basic U.S. principles.