Freedom of Expression in the Marketplace of Ideas

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-19
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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This book addresses current free expression issues and analyzes the historical and legal contexts for the First Amendment.Designed for communication and political science courses in freedom of speech, this text encourages students to think critically about freedom of speech and provides a comprehensive analysis of the historical and legal contexts of the first amendment, from its early foundations through censorship on the Internet. This book explores the worldwide history of freedom of expression and examines classic and contemporary judicial opinions which have determined freedom of speech rights in the U.S.This text provides students with the opportunity to read significant excerpts of landmark decisions and to think critically about the issues and controversies raised in these cases. Students will appreciate the treatment of contemporary issues, including free speech in a post-9/11 world, free expression in cyberspace, and First Amendment rights on college campuses.KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS:- Focuses on landmark Supreme Court free expression decisions and covers follow-up cases that extend and apply these decisions (via significant excerpts from actual cases) so that students can consider the effect of decisions on freedom of expression and the competing values at stake in these cases.- Covers freedom of expression topics in both speech and mediated situations, with comprehensive coverage of such topics as: obscenity; fighting words and hate speech; national security; invasion of privacy; defamation.

Table of Contents

List of Court Cases
Introduction to Freedom of Expression and the American Legal System
The Nature of Freedom of Speech
How Free Expression Rights Are Determined
Justifications and Critiques of Freedom of Expression
Historical Perspectives on Freedom of Expression
Free Expression in World Cultures
Freedom of Expression in America: 1600-1917
Incitement to Illegal Conduct and True Threats
The Clear and Present Danger Test
The Gitlow Decision Protects Freedom of Speech From State Abridgement
Freedom of Speech for Communists: Clear and Present Danger?
Brandenburg v. Ohio: Strengthening Protection of Speech
The Brandenburg Rule and Contemporary Communication
Distinguishing Incitement From True Threats
National Security and Freedom of Expression
A National Security Exception to the Constitution?
Government Efforts to Limit Free Expression in Wartime
Government Practices That Keep Information Secret
Government Surveillance of Its Citizens
Fighting Words and the Categorical Exceptions Doctrines
The Categorical Exceptions and Fighting Words Doctrines Are Announced in Chaplinsky
The Fighting Words Definition is Refined in Terminiello
The Definition of Fighting Words is Narrowed
R.A.V. v. City of St.Paul: Fighting Words and Categorical Exceptions Doctrines Live On
Hate Speech
The Problem of Hate Speech
Do Speech Codes Violate the First Amendment?
Thinking Critically About Hate Speech Regulation
Defamation: First Amendment Issues
New York Times v. Sullivan: The Actual Malice Rule
The New York Times Rule: Application of the Actual Malice Test
The New York Times Rule: Proof of Actual Malice
Beyond New York Times v. Sullivan: Additional First Amendment Protections
Has the Actual Malice Rule Served Its Purpose?
Obscenity and Child Pornography
Obscenity Not Protected by the First Amendment
1957-1973: The Supreme Court Struggles With Meaning of Obscenity
Court Majority Agrees on Obscenity
Does Context Influence Constitutional Protection?
Critical Thinking About Obscenity
Distinguishing Obscenity From Child Pornography
Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions
Historical Developments
The Modern Time, Place, and Manner Test
The Forums Held in Trust for Public Expression
Time, Place, or Manner Rules: Noteworthy Controversies
Symbolic Expression
The Benefits of Symbolic Expression
The Definitions of Symbolic Expression
The Test for Constitutional Protection of Symbolic Expression
Restrictions Related to Suppression: The Flag Burning Issue
Technology and the First Amendment
Medium-Specific Restrictions on Expression: Early History
Theories Used to Justify Broadcast Regulation
Regulation of Internet Communication
Privacy and Free Speech
Privacy and the Search for Penumbral Rights
The Right to Privacy in One's Self
The Right to Privacy Within the Home
Balancing a Right to Persuade With a Right to Privacy in Public Spaces Outside the Home
The Right to Informational Privacy
Access to Information
A Right of Access to Government Information
Journalists' Privilege
Access to Judicial Proceedings
Copyright and the First Amendment
Copyright Law in the United States
Copyright Law and the First Amendment
Copyright and New Technology
International and Comparative Perspectives on Freedom of Expression
The Global Freedom of Expression Landscape
Cultural Values and Free Expression Rights
Judicial Decisions on Freedom of Expression
Twenty-First Century Technology and International Freedom of Expression
About the Authors
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