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First Amendment Anthology (Anthology Series)

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Published by Anderson Publishing Company (OH) .
Written in English


  • Law,
  • United States,
  • Freedom of speech,
  • Civil Procedure,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Reference,
  • Freedom of the press,
  • 1st Amendment,
  • Constitution,
  • Freedom of religion

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsDorothy E. Roberts (Editor), Russell L. Weaver (Editor), Donald E. Lively (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages505
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8345707M
ISBN 10087084265X
ISBN 109780870842658

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– The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The First Amendment Encyclopedia collection has more than 1, articles on First Amendment topics, court cases and history. Browse our table of contents and learn more about searching and using the encyclopedia. First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end. The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought. In United States v. Skelly Wright --Money and politics: a perspective on the First Amendment and campaign finance reform / Lillian R. BeVier --Campaign finance reform: a key to restoring the health of our democracy [excerpt one] / Fred Wertheimer, Susan Weiss Manes --Faulty assumptions and undemocratic consequences of campaign finance reform / Bradley A. Smith. PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award (–) The PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award was an award that honored writers anywhere in the world who have fought courageously in the face of adversity for the right to freedom of expression. Established in , the award was administered by PEN American Center and underwritten by PEN trustee .