Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech


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Freedom of Speech by Alan Allport, Jennifer Horner, Alan Marzilli

The First Amendment to the U. s. Constitution gurantees American citizens the rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. When these rights clash with other rights, however, the court often have to priortize rights and resolve the conflict. Although First Amendment rights have been negotiated constantly since their establishment free speech controversies assume new dimensions in the age of digital media. But what is "speech" in the digital age? Are some kinds of speech worthier of protection than others? Has social media shifted the boundaries between public and private discourse? Does American speech on the internal remain protected in different nations with different laws? This updated edition addresses these questions and discusses other recent challenges to free speech.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis appendices help students conduct legal research, and all sources are fully documented.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604137590
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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