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Congress Shall Make No Law free pdf The First Amendment declares that _Congress shall make no law ...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..._ Yet, in the following two hundred years, 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 _fighting words_ or 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, providing a history of each category of unprotected speech and putting into bold relief the larger questions of what kinds of expression should (and should not) receive First Amendment protection. O'Brien provides readers interested in civil liberties, constitutional history and law, and the U. S. Supreme Court a treasure trove of information and ideas about how to think about the First Amendment.

About David O'Brien

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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Author : David O'Brien
Publisher : Rowman
Data Published : 16 September 2010
ISBN : 1442205105
EAN : 9781442205109
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 150 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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