Deciding Communication Law: Key Cases in Context [NOOK Book]

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This clearly written and well-focused volume combines concise decisions of the primary areas of communication law with the foundational case decisions in those domains. Thus, in one volume, students of communication law, constitutional law, political science, and related fields find both the key rulings that define each area of law and a detailed summary of the legal concepts, doctrines, and policies so vital to understanding the rulings within their legal context. The text forgoes the tendency to provide ...

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Deciding Communication Law: Key Cases in Context

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Overview

This clearly written and well-focused volume combines concise decisions of the primary areas of communication law with the foundational case decisions in those domains. Thus, in one volume, students of communication law, constitutional law, political science, and related fields find both the key rulings that define each area of law and a detailed summary of the legal concepts, doctrines, and policies so vital to understanding the rulings within their legal context. The text forgoes the tendency to provide encyclopedic treatment of all the relevant cases and focuses instead on the two or three cases most vital to an accurate and informed understanding of the current state of each field of communication law. The chapters provide readers with the most salient concepts and the necessary depth to understand the law while permitting most reading time to be directed to the law itself. Full-text rulings allow readers to immerse themselves in the law itself—to develop a feel for its complexity, its flexibility, and its language.

Useful as a quick reference to the landmark rulings and the jurisprudence of communication law, this book also serves well as the primary text in related undergraduate courses or as a supplemental text in graduate classes in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135620141
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/16/2004
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Reading This Book
Ch. 1 The System of Law
Ch. 2 Reading the Law
Ch. 3 First Amendment Theory and Prior Restraint
Ch. 4 The First Amendment, Content-Based, and Content-Neutral Laws
Ch. 5 Public Forum Doctrine
Ch. 6 Incitements and Threats
Ch. 7 Hate Speech
Ch. 8 Offensive Speech and Unpopular Association
Ch. 9 Obscenity and Indecency
Ch. 10 Commercial Speech
Ch. 11 Political Speech
Ch. 12 Media Distinctions
Ch. 13 Expression in Schools
Ch. 14 Libel
Ch. 15 Privacy and Its Invasion
Ch. 16 Copyright
Ch. 17 Access to Government
Ch. 18 Open Courts
Ch. 19 Press Privileges and Limits
Glossary
Table of Cases
Index
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