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Too Much Free Speech?
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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_

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. I. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. II. New Speakers
  2. pp. 5-6
  1. Chapter 1. Corporations as Speakers: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 130 S. Ct. 876
  2. pp. 7-64
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  1. Chapter 2. Government and Its Speech Forum: Pleasant Grove City v. Summum, 129 S. Ct. 1125 (2009)
  2. pp. 65-110
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  1. III. Forms of Speech
  2. pp. 111-112
  1. Chapter 3. Expressive Conduct Unleashed: Hurlye v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston, 515 U.S. 557 (1995)1
  2. pp. 113-153
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  1. Chapter 4. Speech out of Thin Air: Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000)
  2. pp. 154-180
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  1. IV. Voting as Speaking, Expressive Association, and Privacy
  2. pp. 181-182
  1. Chapter 5. The Secret Ballot: Voting as Speech: Doe v. Reed, 130 S. Ct. 2811 (2010)
  2. pp. 183-236
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  1. V. Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Free Speech?
  2. pp. 237-258
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 259-264
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 265-266
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  1. About the Author, Production Notes, Back Cover
  2. p. 267
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