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Freedom of Speech, Guns, Consumer Protection

Question 1:
1. Find an article or a case (but NOT an online dictionary or wiki entry) that discusses an issue in the news relating to a Constitutional issue or else a discussion of a Constitutional provision.
2. Attach a link that works to your article or case.
3. Summarize what the article or case says IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Do NOT cut and paste. This could be three sentences.
4. Explain how you think the article or case relates to definition of STATE LAW or FEDERAL LAW. This should be between 2-3 sentences.
5. Explain your opinion, reaction, or reflections regarding the article, any questions that came up for you while reading the article and/or how it relates to your personal experience. This should be between 3 sentences.

Question 2: (Personal opinions, no right or wrong answers)
In 2-3 sentences, do you agree and why to the following?
Court's decisions in Goodyear and McIntyre, the Court's clarified distinction referenced above will surely be cited and argued in cases where a claim of personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state or foreign company is not so far-fetched. If I purchased a toy from an online retailer who is not registered to do business in California, and it blows up in my face, I would have to file suit in a state other than California. This would pose a financial burden on me in that any depositions or court hearings I wish to participate in would require travel expenses. The same goes for any of my witnesses. Furthermore, what if the company chose to do business in a state with less consumer safety laws? It is not fair that a company can choose to be based out of such a state and distribute their faulty products to any other state with more stringent safety laws. This is not a good decision for consumers.

In 2-3 sentences, do you agree and why to the following?
Regarding state of New Jersey. The state of NJ is clearly limiting the access of its citizens to guns, as the case stated its not a complete prohibition, but its merely one step away and that would be complete repeal of the citizens 14th amendment. I agree no all people are fit to own a gun, but this is why the purchasing process can be made more diligent, but why limit the true enthusiast. You dont need a special license to play baseball, but you can sure kill someone with a baseball bat.

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Question #1
Find an article or a case (but NOT an online dictionary or wiki entry) that discusses an issue in the news relating to a Constitutional issue or else a discussion of a Constitutional provision.

2) Attach a link that works to your article or case.
Scheiner, E. (2012, 29 Nov). Dem Rep. Hank Johnson: Amend Constitution to Restrict Freedom of Speech. CNSNews.com. Retrieved from http://cnsnews.com/news/article/dem-rep-hank-johnson-amend-constitution-restrict-freedom-speech

3. Summarize what the article or case says IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Do NOT cut and paste. This could be three sentences.
Rep. Hank Johnson feels that the Constitution should be changed so that the government is given the power to restrict freedom of speech in regards to corporations. Johnson feels that corporations control the patterns of thinking and the media, and are propagandizing Americans with anti-government information. Johnson feels corporations have too much freedom in their ability to speak about politicians and federal officeholders, thus causing Americans to be confused.

4) Explain how you think the article or case relates to definition of STATE LAW of FEDERAL LAW. This should be between 2-3 sentences.
This article relates to the definition of State or Federal Law ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides a link to an article with a summary about a news item relating to a constitutional issue. It also explains how the article relates to the definition of State or Federal law, and provides a personal opinion. The second question discusses consumer protection points and the ability for courts to limit the amount of liability. It also discusses the right of the state to limit personal gun ownership. Response contains an attached Word document.

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