Too Much Free Speech? by Randall P. Bezanson

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Randall P. Bezanson takes up an essential and timely inquiry into the Constitutional limits of the Supreme Court's power to create, interpret, and enforce one of the essential rights of American citizens. Analyzing contemporary Supreme Court decisions from the past fifteen years, Bezanson argues that judicial interpretations have fundamentally and drastically expanded the meaning and understanding of "speech." _x000B__x000B_Bezanson focuses on judgments such as the much-discussed Citizens United case, which granted the full measure of constitutional protection to speech by corporations, and the Doe vs. Reed case in Washington state, which recognized the signing of petitions and voting in elections as acts of free speech. In each case study, he questions whether the meaning of speech has been expanded too far and critically assesses the Supreme Court's methodology in reaching and explaining its expansive conclusions. _x000B_
 

About Randall P. Bezanson

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Randall Bezanson is Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. His previous books include the award- winning "Libel Law and the Press", coauthored with Gilbert Granberg and John Soloski, and his most recent, "Taxes on Knowledge in America: Exactions on the Press from Colonial Times to the Present".
 
Published September 10, 2012 by University of Illinois Press. 278 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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