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The Irony of Free Speech New ed

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Owen M. FissSterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School, USA

ISBN13: 9780674466616
ISBN: 0674466616
Published: February 1998
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £12.95



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How free is the speech of someone who can't be heard? Not very - and this, Owen Fiss suggests is where the First Amendment comes in. He reframes the debate by showing how restrictions on political expenditures, hate speech, and pornography can be defended in terms of the First Amendment, not despite it. He reminds us that the state can be the friend of freedom, protecting and fostering speech that might otherwise die unheard, depriving our democracy of the full range and richness of its composition.

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