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Arguably, the First Amendment of the United States Constitution is the most important constitutional right provided to American citizens. There is, after all, good reason that our forefathers listed these protections first: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
With this in mind, imagine that you are a litigator for the prison system. Using Supreme Court decisions to support your arguments, discuss the legalities of the First, and other constitutional amendments, as they might apply to the following scenario: