Understanding the Aspects of the First Amendment for Freedom of Press/Speech
One of the amendments that is covered under the United States Constitution is that of the freedom of speech and press. While it is commonly assumed that this part of the United States Constitution covers any form of price or speech that is not the case. The First Amendment under the United States Constitution allows citizens to have the right of speech and press. Of all the amendment to the United States Constitution this amendment is one of the most debated amendments and is the one that is open to the most interpretation.
Here’s a look at the First Amendment and the different parts of the First Amendment that allow freedom of speech and press. This amendment can be broken up into two sections one looking at the freedom of press and one looking at freedom of speech.
The section pertaining to speech. There is a section in the First Amendment that pertains to the freedom of speech. This part of the amendment gives individuals the right to speak freely in society. The question of whether this part of the amendment refers only to political speech or individual speech is highly contested in the center of many court cases. At the moment when this part of the Constitution is debated is left up to whichever judge the case is brought up to.
The section pertaining to press. The First Amendment also grants freedom of the press. It is believed that this part of the law grants individuals the right to print whatever stories they wish. This section of the United States Constitution is also hotly debated in and is the source of many debates. Journalists and reporters were commonly cite the First Amendment right to freedom of speech when they are protecting their sources are reporting a controversial topic. Many states have started to consider developing a law that allows freedom of speech requires journalists to reveal their sources when it affects the public.