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Tuesday, June 18
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Which of these is not an example of how a petition may be stifled?

a. a government official will ignore the request
b. bureaucracy will route the petition endlessly
c. a city council member will talk about the petition at a meeting
d. a petitioner may not have access to large-scale forms of communication

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60-Second Civics: Episode 3649, Adderley v. Florida
The right to petition is broad in scope, as established by the 1966 case Adderley v. Florida.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3648, Petitioning in the Colonies
The right to petition in the United States was carried over from the British parliament

60-Second Civics: Episode 3647, The Importance of the Rights to Assemble and Petition
The right to petition was a fundamental building block of the early United States.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3646, The Rights to Petition and Associate
The right to associate, while not mentioned in the First Amendment, has evolved through Supreme Court cases.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3645, Freedom of Assembly
The right of a group to assemble is protected by the First Amendment and helps create governmental change.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3644, The Rights to Assemble, Petition, and Associate
These elements of the First Amendment allow citizens to hold the government accountable for their policies.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3643, The Brandenburg Test
This critical Supreme Court decisions helped establish our modern understanding of free speech.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3642, More Limitations on the Power to Restrict Speech
In order for the government to fairly regulate free speech, they must observe certain ethical guidelines.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3641, Limitations on the Power to Restrict Speech
Though the government can regulate certain kinds of speech, there are limitations on just how far those regulations can go.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3640, How Government Regulates Speech
The government regulates speech through regulations, prohibitions, and punishment.