Freedom of Expression in the Marketplace of Ideas

Freedom of Expression in the Marketplace of Ideas

This book addresses current free expression issues and analyzes the historical and legal contexts for the First Amendment.

Author: Douglas M. Fraleigh

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412974677

Category: Law

Page: 445

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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 obscenity; fighting words and hate speech; national security; invasion of privacy; defamation.
Categories: Law

Freedom of Expression in the Marketplace of Ideas

Freedom of Expression in the Marketplace of Ideas

Designed for communication and political science courses in freedom of speech, this text encourages students to think critically about freedom of speech.

Author: Douglas Fraleigh

Publisher:

ISBN: 1452275211

Category: Freedom of expression

Page:

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The authors address current free expression issues & analyze the historical legal contexts of 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.
Categories: Freedom of expression

The Marketplace of Ideas

The Marketplace of Ideas

Author: Richard Allen Schwarzlose

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:476683666

Category: Freedom of speech

Page: 41

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Categories: Freedom of speech

New Media and Freedom of Expression

New Media and Freedom of Expression

These are key issues for media regulation, and will remain so for the foreseeable decades.

Author: András Koltay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509916504

Category: Law

Page: 224

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The principles of freedom of expression have been developed over centuries. How are they reserved and passed on? How can large internet gatekeepers be required to respect freedom of expression and to contribute actively to a diverse and plural marketplace of ideas? These are key issues for media regulation, and will remain so for the foreseeable decades. The book starts with the foundations of freedom of expression and freedom of the press, and then goes on to explore the general issues concerning the regulation of the internet as a specific medium. It then turns to analysing the legal issues relating to the three most important gatekeepers whose operations directly affect freedom of expression: ISPs, search engines and social media platforms. Finally it summarises the potential future regulatory and media policy directions. The book takes a comparative legal approach, focusing primarily on English and American regulations, case law and jurisprudential debates, but it also details the relevant international developments (Council of Europe, European Union) as well as the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.
Categories: Law

The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law

The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law

This book examines how the United States Supreme Court understands freedom of speech during political campaigns and elections.

Author: Brian Pinaire

Publisher: Stanford Law Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127433626

Category: Law

Page: 349

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This book examines how the United States Supreme Court understands freedom of speech during political campaigns and elections. To address this question, the author considers both the nature of the Court’s evaluation (or vision) of political speech in this context and the process by which this understanding is formulated, with a focus on four recent and representative cases.
Categories: Law

Free Speech Beyond Words

Free Speech Beyond Words

Comprehensive and compelling, this book represents a sustained effort to account, constitutionally, for these modes of “speech.” While it is firmly centered in debates about First Amendment issues, it addresses them in a novel way, ...

Author: Mark V. Tushnet

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479873746

Category: Law

Page: 272

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A look at First Amendment coverage of music, non-representational art, and nonsense The Supreme Court has unanimously held that Jackson Pollock’s paintings, Arnold Schöenberg’s music, and Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky” are “unquestionably shielded” by the First Amendment. Nonrepresentational art, instrumental music, and nonsense: all receive constitutional coverage under an amendment protecting “the freedom of speech,” even though none involves what we typically think of as speech—the use of words to convey meaning. As a legal matter, the Court’s conclusion is clearly correct, but its premises are murky, and they raise difficult questions about the possibilities and limitations of law and expression. Nonrepresentational art, instrumental music, and nonsense do not employ language in any traditional sense, and sometimes do not even involve the transmission of articulable ideas. How, then, can they be treated as “speech” for constitutional purposes? What does the difficulty of that question suggest for First Amendment law and theory? And can law resolve such inquiries without relying on aesthetics, ethics, and philosophy? Comprehensive and compelling, this book represents a sustained effort to account, constitutionally, for these modes of “speech.” While it is firmly centered in debates about First Amendment issues, it addresses them in a novel way, using subject matter that is uniquely well suited to the task, and whose constitutional salience has been under-explored. Drawing on existing legal doctrine, aesthetics, and analytical philosophy, three celebrated law scholars show us how and why speech beyond words should be fundamental to our understanding of the First Amendment.
Categories: Law

Transforming Free Speech

Transforming Free Speech

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Author: Mark A. Graber

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520080331

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Contemporary civil libertarians claim that their works preserve a worthy American tradition of defending free-speech rights dating back to the framing of the First Amendment. Transforming Free Speech challenges the worthiness, and indeed the very existence of one uninterrupted libertarian tradition. Mark A. Graber asserts that in the past, broader political visions inspired libertarian interpretations of the First Amendment. In reexamining the philosophical and jurisprudential foundations of the defense of expression rights from the Civil War to the present, he exposes the monolithic free-speech tradition as a myth. Instead of one conception of the system of free expression, two emerge: the conservative libertarian tradition that dominated discourse from the Civil War until World War I, and the civil libertarian tradition that dominates later twentieth-century argument. The essence of the current perception of the American free-speech tradition derives from the writings of Zechariah Chafee, Jr. (1885-1957), the progressive jurist most responsible for the modern interpretation of the First Amendment. His interpretation, however, deliberately obscured earlier libertarian arguments linking liberty of speech with liberty of property. Moreover, Chafee stunted the development of a more radical interpretation of expression rights that would give citizens the resources and independence necessary for the effective exercise of free speech. Instead, Chafee maintained that the right to political and social commentary could be protected independent of material inequalities that might restrict access to the marketplace of ideas. His influence enfeebled expression rights in a world where their exercise depends increasingly on economic power. Untangling the libertarian legacy, Graber points out the disjunction in the libertarian tradition to show that free-speech rights, having once been transformed, can be transformed again. Well-conceived and original in perspective, Transforming Free Speech will interest political theorists, students of government, and anyone interested in the origins of the free-speech tradition in the United States.
Categories: Law

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

This title was first published in 2000. This text presents a two-volume collection of theoretical articles on the topic of freedom of speech. The articles have all been written since the early 1970s.

Author: Larry. J Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351723817

Category: Social Science

Page: 482

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This title was first published in 2000. This text presents a two-volume collection of theoretical articles on the topic of freedom of speech. The articles have all been written since the early 1970s. The first volume begins with an encyclopaedia entry, functioning as an overview of the topic, and further articles deal with justificatory theories of freedom of speech, the scope of the First Amendment, the value of free speech, communication control in law and society, and what kinds of acts raise freedom of speech concerns. The second volume turns to doctrinal theories, examining insults, incitements and governmental subsidies. Areas addressed include distinctions between content regulations, Robert Post's concepts of the public forum and public discourse and their bearing on free speech doctrine, and the significant arena for free speech controversies in the future.
Categories: Social Science

Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression

But is it legitimate to interfere with reporting that is in the public interest and how can the law promote responsible journalism?This collection of essays on freedom of expression contains contributions by distinguished judges and lawyers ...

Author: Josep Casadevall

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287174253

Category: Political Science

Page: 572

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Freedom of expression is one of the cornerstones of all democratic systems. Without it ideas about how to protect the common good in our societies would be impoverished. A marketplace of ideas is essential for democracy to thrive. It is for this reason that the European Court of Human Rights attaches such importance to political discourse as well as to speech and other forms of expression that may shock and offend. Yet such freedom may clash with other rights such as the right to privacy, the right to a good reputation. It may even conflict with the need to protect public order or morals. Societies require pluralism if they are to grow yet democracy also seeks to limit extreme forms of speech that preach hate and advocate violence. But are such restrictions on free speech legitimate and by what criteria are we to judge their necessity?We rely on journalists to report accurately the controversies of the day and protect their right not to reveal sources. They also enjoy a broad right of fair comment. But we expect them to be responsible in their factual reporting, to check their sources and to have regard to the need to observe some degree of restraint when reporting or commenting on matters that affect the rights of others. But is it legitimate to interfere with reporting that is in the public interest and how can the law promote responsible journalism?This collection of essays on freedom of expression contains contributions by distinguished judges and lawyers from many varied backgrounds that explore these themes with a critical eye. The book seeks to honour Sir Nicolas Bratza, President of the European Court of Human Rights, for his outstanding contribution, as a jurist and leading judicial figure, to the protection of human rights in Europe.
Categories: Political Science