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

April 25, 2017|
The Soul Of The First Amendment: Why Freedom Of Speech Matters by Floyd Abrams
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A lively and controversial overview by the nation’s most celebrated First Amendment lawyer of the unique protections for freedom of speech in America

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.
 
Floyd Abrams has litigated First Amendment cases ranging from the Pentagon Papers case to Citizens United and has taught as a visiting lecturer at the Yale and Columbia Law Schools.
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Title:The Soul Of The First Amendment: Why Freedom Of Speech Matters
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.62 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.62 in
Published:April 25, 2017
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300190885

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