The Soul Of The First Amendment: Why Freedom Of Speech Matters

Hardcover | April 25, 2017

byFloyd Abrams

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The right of Americans to voice their beliefs without government approval or oversight is protected under what may well be the most honored and least understood addendum to the US Constitution—the First Amendment. Floyd Abrams, a noted lawyer and award-winning legal scholar specializing in First Amendment issues, examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is the case anywhere else in the world, including democratic nations such as Canada and England. In this lively, powerful, and provocative work, the author addresses legal issues from the adoption of the Bill of Rights through recent cases such as Citizens United. He also examines the repeated conflicts between claims of free speech and those of national security occasioned by the publication of classified material such as was contained in the Pentagon Papers and was made public by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden.

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The right of Americans to voice their beliefs without government approval or oversight is protected under what may well be the most honored and least understood addendum to the US Constitution—the First Amendment. Floyd Abrams, a noted lawyer and award-winning legal scholar specializing in First Amendment issues, examines the degree to...

Floyd Abrams, a senior partner in the Cahill Gordon & Reindel law firm, has litigated cases ranging from the Pentagon Papers case to Citizens United and has taught as a visiting lecturer at the Yale Law School.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300190883

ISBN - 13:9780300190885

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