Congress shall make no law : the First Amendment, unprotected expression, and the Supreme Court /

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Author / Creator:O'Brien, David M., author.
Imprint:Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2010]
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 136 pages).
Series:Free expression in America series
Free expression in America series.
Subject:Freedom of expression -- United States.
Freedom of speech -- United States.
Libel and slander -- United States.
Hate speech -- United States.
Obscenity (Law) -- United States.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Freedom of expression.
Freedom of speech.
Hate speech.
Libel and slander.
Obscenity (Law)
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Collins, Ronald K. L.
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:The First Amendment declares "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." Yet, Congress and the states have sought repeatedly to curb these freedoms. The Supreme Court of the United States in turn gradually expanded First Amendment protection for freedom of expression but also defined certain categories of expression: obscenity, defamation, commercial speech, and disruptive expression-as constitutionally unprotected. From the Alien and Sedition Act of 1798 to the most recent cases to come before the Supreme Court, noted legal scholar David M. O'Brien provides the first comprehensive examination of these exceptions to the absolute command of the First Amendment.
Other form:Print version: O'Brien, David M. Congress shall make no law. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2010 9781442205109