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The Supreme Court has emphasized that expressive liberties require 'breathing space' in which to thrive. At a minimum, speakers need places in which to assemble, speak, and petition government. This book is a comprehensive examination of First Amendment rights in public places. It shows that the literal ground beneath speakers' feet has been steadily eroding, from personal spaces to college campuses and to once vast and important inscribed places, such as public parks and public squares. Through the study of 'expressive topography', this book considers a variety of contemporary speech contests including restrictions on abortion clinic sidewalk counselors, protests at military funerals, and restrictions on assembly and speech at political conventions. Countering or reversing these forces will require a focused and sustained effort by public officials, courts, and, of course, the people themselves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521731966
ISBN-10: 0521731968
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 362
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Timothy Zick

Timothy Zick is Professor of Law at St. John's University Law School. He has published articles in the Texas Law Review, Washington University (St. Louis) Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, and Florida Law Review.

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