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Can a journalist record a conversation without prior notice or consent? Yes. Regardless of whether or not you are a journalist, no notice or permission is required to take and keep a record of any conversation in any jurisdiction that I am aware of. Anything you have to say about that conversation at a later time is legally deemed as hearsay. Having a ...


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What do you mean by “record”? If “record” means taking notes, even verbatim notes if the journalist knows shorthand (which is a great skill for a journalist), then, absolutely. If “record” means an audio recording with a piece of technology, then, it depends on where each person is and what technology is used and,perhaps what is being discussed. The ...


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The answer depends on what state they are in. In some states, both parties must consent to being recorded. In the rest, only one party must consent. If the two are not in the same state, it may also depend on which states they are in. Here's a nice summary of the issues, and a fairly detailed list of the laws in each state. (Caveat: As the discussion in the ...


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Im no legal expert but I will say this... Even in public schools, there is a dress code. No gang symbols, modesty, etc. If youre distracting students with your "speech" then youre not helping the educational environment. Generally I think bringing divisive politics into an academic or job setting is grossly unprofessional and irresponsible, a ...


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In the United States, a website that is labeled as parody and that a reasonable reader would, upon reflection, recognize as not stating true facts is protected under the First Amendment, so no liability will attach. The key case on this point is Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, 485 U.S. 46 (1988). At the time, Campari Liqueur was running an ad campaign in which ...


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Option 1 is that this is a private school. The school can establish whatever rules they want. There might be a cause of action for breach of contract, but more likely there is some clause saying "You have to do what the principal tells you". Private organizations are allowed to completely suppress you freedom of expression. Option 2 is that this is ...


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The "Hitlergruß" In Germany, statements and even gestures that are identified with the nazi ideology are a criminal offence under StGB §86a (Dissemination of Means of Propaganda of Unconstitutional Organizations) and StGB $130 (Volksverhetzung), leaving a gap only for art, science, research or teaching. This makes the "Hitlergruß" with or ...


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