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Congress Shall Make No Law: The First Amendment, Unprotected Expression, and the U.S. Supreme Court
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Congress Shall Make No Law: The First Amendment, Unprotected Expression, and the U.S. Supreme Court (Hardback)

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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.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: censorship Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 16/09/2010 ISBN-13: 9781442205109  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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David M. O'Brien, Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor at the University of Virginia, is the author of numerous articles and books on the Supreme Court, including Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, which received the ABA's Silver Gavel Award

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