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Free Expression, American Society, and the Supreme Court

in Free Expression and Democracy in America

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226240664
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226240749 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226240749.003.0007
Free Expression, American Society, and the Supreme Court

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Despite the changes that swept across the nation after the Civil War, the law and traditions of free expression remained largely the same. Of course, Northerners disagreed about the implications of the Reconstruction for free expression just as they disagreed about many other issues. This chapter discusses immorality, expression, and libertarian theory; the legal doctrine's support for suppression; the link between expressive and economic liberties; and the Supreme Court's doctrinal stance on free expression.

Keywords: Reconstruction; free expression; immorality; suppression; economic liberty

Chapter.  13174 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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