First Amendment Law in a Nutshell

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By Jerome A. Barron

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This product provides a short and readable source for individuals interested in First Amendment law and communications law. It is divided into four parts: the history, methodology, and philosophical foundations of the First Amendment; topics such as First Amendment issues that arise in connection with matters as varied as regulations affecting union dues, the speech of high school students, and what flags can fly on city hall flagpoles; issues in First Amendment law such as the public forum doctrine, the compelled speech doctrine, and the free expression rights of government employees; and the text, history, and theory of the religion clauses, chronicling the ongoing battle in the Supreme Court between accommodationists and separationists. The Sixth Edition brings the book up to date with modern First Amendment jurisprudence, including the Internet and the problem of hate speech, electoral spending, and other topics covered by recent Supreme Court cases and discussions.

First Amendment Law in a Nutshell