"This [book] provides a...source for individuals interested in constitutional law, First Amendment law, and communications law. It is divided into four parts: the history, methodology, and philosophical foundations of the First Amendment; topics such as First Amendment issues that arise in cable television and in regulating children's access to the Internet; issues in First Amendment law such as the public forum doctrine, the compelled speech doctrine, and the free expression rights of government employees; and the text, history, and theory of the religion clauses, chronicling the ongoing battle in the Supreme Court between accommodationists and separationists. The fifth edition brings the book up to date with modern First Amendment jurisprudence, including a focus on racist and offensive speech, electoral spending, and other topics covered by recent Supreme Court cases and discussions."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Text, history and theory First Amendment methodology Advocacy of illegal conduct Dangerous and offensive speech Obscenity and indecency Defamation, privacy and mental distress Commercial speech New Categories? The public forum Expressive conduct Freedom of association and belief Government sponsored environments Freedom of the press Text, history and theory of the religion clauses The Antiestablishment Clause The Free Exercise Clause.