Freedom of Speech in the United States

ISBN-10: 0070633916
ISBN-13: 9780070633919
Edition: 2nd
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Description: This work covers the development of freedom of speech from Athens, through Rome, to England and the United States. It contains an up-to-date treatment of defamation and privacy, obscenity, commercial speech, prior retraint, free press/fair trial,  More...

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Edition: 2nd
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This work covers the development of freedom of speech from Athens, through Rome, to England and the United States. It contains an up-to-date treatment of defamation and privacy, obscenity, commercial speech, prior retraint, free press/fair trial, copyright and broadcasting, and media access.

Preface
Historical Development
Freedom of Speech: The English Heritage
Control of Communicators
Control of Content
Technological Constraints: Licensing and Copyright
Freedom of Speech in America to World War I
Freedom of Speech in Colonial America
The Adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
Freedom of Speech in the New Nation: From the Alien and Sedition Acts to World War I
Controls Upon the Content of Speech
Political Heresy: Sedition in the United States since 1917
From World War I to World War II: Suppressing Political Dissent, 1917-1940
From the Smith Act of 1940 to the Present: The Hazardous Road to Expanded Freedom
Political Heresy: Related Topics
Defamation and Invasion of Privacy
Speech That Defames: The Traditional Law of Slander and Libel
Defamation Law Meets the First Amendment
Speech That Invades Privacy
The Special Issue of Emotional Distress
Religio-Moral Heresy: From Blasphemy to Obscenity
The Religio-Moral Heresy of Blasphemy
The Religio-Moral Heresy of Darwinism
The Religio-Moral Heresy of "Immoral" Ideas
The Religio-Moral Heresy of "Obscenity"
Provocation to Anger and Words That Wound
Provocation to Anger
Words That Wound: Abusive and Threatening Language
Commercial Speech
Federal Administrative Agencies and Commercial Speech
Commercial Speech and the Constitution
Special Issues
Prior Restraint
Basic Issues of Prior Restraint
Film Review Boards and "Public Decency"
National Security
The Duty to Obey
A Preview of Prior-Restraint Issues to Come
Special Problems of a Free Press
Free Press v. Fair Trial
Reporter's Privilege: The Protection of Sources and Notes
Access to Government Information and Meetings
Constraints of Time, Place, and Manner
Traditional Issues of Time, Place, and Manner
Special Issues of Free Speech in the Public Forum
Institutional Constraints: Freedom of Speech in the Schools, the Military, and Prisons
First Amendment Rights in the Schools
First Amendment Rights in the Military
First Amendment Rights in Prisons
Technology and Free Speech - Part I: Copyright
General Principles of U.S. Copyright Law
Copyright Law and the First Amendment
Technology and Free Speech - Part II: Broadcasting and Access Theory
Broadcasting
Modern Technology and the "Marketplace of Ideas"
Conclusion
Approaches to Free and Responsible Communication
Theories of Freedom of Speech
The Responsible Exercise of Freedom of Speech: A Coordinate Area of Study
Appendix I: The Federal Court System of the United States
Appendix II: Judicial Decision Making: The Two-Level Theory for Testing Freedom of Speech
Appendix III: Glossary of Terms
Table of Cases
Index

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