Freedom of Assembly Clause: Edwards v. South Carolina Case Excerpts
The First and Fourteenth Amendments protect assembly, but what kind of assembly are they referring to? To explore this question Josh Schmid is joined by Dr. Joshua Dunn as they explore the Supreme Court Case of Edwards v. South Carolina, which questioned whether government officials had a right to force a peaceful protest to disperse. What impact does this case have in the modern day?
A Primary Source Close Reads Video Playlist
Primary Source Close Reading with BRI investigates some of the most pivotal speeches and documents that made America. In this series, join BRI staff Kirk Higgins and guests as they dissect how seminal documents, court cases, and speeches forged America’s development and impact our lives today.
Edwards v. South Carolina (1963)
This Landmark Supreme Court Cases and the Constitution focuses on the Civil Rights Movement case Edwards v. South Carolina (1963).
The Bill of Rights and Freedoms of the Press, Assembly, and Petition
First Amendment freedoms like press, assembly, and petition are essential to self-government. The Founders saw these freedoms as a bulwark of free, republican government and a means of assuring justice.