Free Speech in an Open Society by Rodney A. Smolla

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This grand tour of First Amendment law underlines the intimate connection between free expression and democratic values as it leads us through the most treacherous and emotionally charged cases in American jurisprudence. “Intellectually venturesome. . . .”—The New York Times Book Review


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About Rodney A. Smolla

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Rodney A. Smolla is Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
 
Published January 12, 2011 by Vintage. 444 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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After discussing this theoretical groundwork, Smolla examines the application of free- speech principles in practical situations, which he divides broadly into political speech (such as hate speech, obscenity, individual privacy, and public funding of the arts) and issues raised by newsgathering ...

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This is an eloquent, carefully reasoned brief for society's need to protect citizens from the government's inherent proclivity to engage in censorship and secrecy.

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Smolla offers an eloquent, carefully reasoned brief for society's need to protect citizens from the government's inherent proclivity to engage in censorship and secrecy.

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Smolla, attorney and law professor, in "Free Speech in an Open Society."

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