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The need to protect free speech on matters of governing importance--more than any other element of government--is the defining factor of a free society. Nowhere in the law is that prospect more clearly explained than in the opinion in Times v. Sullivan. This special issue provides an example of the breadth and scope of Times v. Sullivan and the ways in which the case continues to impact the jurisprudence of free expression. It is introduced by two essays designed to provide an overview of the case, providing insights into the origins of the dispute the Court was called upon to settle. The next four articles are testimony to breadth the opinion in this case, particularly dealing with aspects not often considered. Combined, they all demonstrate the lasting significance of what may be the most important free expression case the Court has delivered.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805895124
ISBN-10: 0805895124
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 11mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Routledge Academic
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States


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