Free Speech Handbook: A Practical Framework for Understanding Our Free Speech Protections

Free Speech Handbook: A Practical Framework for Understanding Our Free Speech Protections


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In this volume of the World Citizen Comics series, Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro create a practical framework for understanding and appreciating the First Amendment.

Freedom of speech is fiercely defended in America and has been since the First Amendment was written. But how does it work, and what laws shape it? Drawing on parallels between ten seminal Supreme Court cases and current events, Free Speech Handbook lays out the fundamentals of First Amendment law in an accessible and engaging way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250619754
Publisher: First Second
Publication date: 11/30/2021
Series: World Citizen Comics
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 182,972
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Ian Rosenberg has over twenty years of experience as a media lawyer, and has worked as legal counsel for ABC News since 2003. A graduate of Cornell Law School, he is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and teaches media law at Brooklyn College. He is the author of The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms (NYU Press 2021).

Mike Cavallaro is from New Jersey and has worked in comics and animation since the early 1990s. His comics include Eisner Award–nominated Parade (with fireworks), The Life and Times of Savior 28 (written by J.M. DeMatteis), Foiled and Curses! Foiled Again (written by Jane Yolen), Decelerate Blue (written by Adam Rapp), and The Nico Bravo series.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Women's March and the Marketplace of Ideas 1

Chapter 2 Take a Knee and the Pledge of Allegiance 31

Chapter 3 Libel, Actual Malice, and the Civil Rights Movement 69

Chapter 4 Student Speech from the Vietnam War to the National School Walkout 93

Chapter 5 Stormy Daniels, Prior Restraints, and the Pentagon Papers 114

Chapter 6 Flipping Off the President and Fuck the Draft 138

Chapter 7 Samantha Bee, Seven Dirty Words, and Indecency 152

Chapter 8 Saturday Night Live, Hustler, and the Power of Parody 170

Chapter 9 Nazis in Charlottesville, Funeral Protests, and Speakers We Hate 197

Chapter 10 Social Media, Public Parks, and the "Vast Democratic Forums of the Internet" 221

Afterword 241

Glossary of Legal Terms 246

Selected Bibliography 248

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