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Congress Shall Make No Law : The First Amendment, Unprotected Expression, and the U.S. Supreme Court
by David M. O'Brien

Overview - The First Amendment declares that 'Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. . . . ' Yet, in the following 200 years, the Supreme Court has defined certain categories of expression-the obscene, the defamatory, commercial, and fighting words or disruptive expression-as constitutionally unprotected.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The First Amendment declares that 'Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. . . . ' Yet, in the following 200 years, the Supreme Court has defined certain categories of expression-the obscene, the defamatory, commercial, and fighting words or disruptive expression-as constitutionally unprotected. Noted legal scholar David O'Brien provides a history of each category of unprotected speech and puts into bold relief the larger questions of what kinds of expression should (and should not) receive First Amendment protection.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781442205109
  • ISBN-10: 1442205105
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Publish Date: August 2010
  • Page Count: 136

Series: Free Expression in America

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