Freedom of Speech: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Freedom of Speech: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

by Keith Werhan, Jacques L. Wiener
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313319979

ISBN-13: 9780313319976

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Although freedom of speech is regarded as a bedrock principle of American constitutionalism, the Supreme Court did not recognize it as a fundamental right worthy of strong constitutional protection until the middle of the 20th century. This work focuses on the core doctrines that constitute free speech jurisprudence. It provides a historical evolution of the

Overview

Although freedom of speech is regarded as a bedrock principle of American constitutionalism, the Supreme Court did not recognize it as a fundamental right worthy of strong constitutional protection until the middle of the 20th century. This work focuses on the core doctrines that constitute free speech jurisprudence. It provides a historical evolution of the doctrine and examines the key Supreme Court decisions affecting it.

This volume gives readers an analytical framework for understanding free speech jurisprudence. It takes a fresh approach to free speech methodology by breaking it into two accessible parts: substantive doctrines and procedural doctrines. This work includes informative background chapters on the history and theory of free expression. It also looks at the Supreme Court's struggle with subversive advocacy and its importance in protecting free speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313319976
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Reference Guides to the United States Constitution Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

A History of Freedom of Speech in the United States

What Makes Freedom of Speech Special?

The Problem of Subversive Advocacy and the Central Meaning of Free Speech

The Central Organizing Principles of Free Speech Jurisprudence

The Codified First Amendment

The Procedural First Amendment

Afterword

Bibliographic Essays

Table of Cases

Index

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