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First Amendment : Cases, Controversies, and Contexts

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Minneapolis, MN : Open Textbook Library,.
Place of publication not identified : CALI's eLangdell® Press, 2019.
2016
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This Casebook (Second Edition, December 2019) is intended to be used in an upper-division course covering the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Its 14 chapters are substantially the same length, with the exception of Chapter One, the introduction, and Chapters Eleven and Twelve which in combination are the usual length. It is intended for 13 or 14 week semester that meets once or twice per week. Each Chapter contains a “Chapter Outline” at the beginning for ease of reference. The Casebook is organized with the Speech Clauses as Part One and the Religion Clauses as Part Two. Unlike many other courses, there is no accepted organizational scheme within these broad areas. As the Introduction notes, First Amendment doctrine, especially within freedom of speech, presents a varied and haphazard landscape. The Casebook follows a scheme that has proven effective in Professor Robson’s years of teaching the course to hundreds of students. The selection of cases tends toward the most recent and these tend to be less heavily edited. These recent cases often contain extended discussions of earlier cases that are not included in the Casebook.
Chapter One: Introduction To The First Amendment -- Part I: The Speech Clauses -- Chapter Two: Protections For Political Speech -- Chapter Three: Of Conduct, Content, And Categories -- Chapter Four: The Special (Or Not) Status Of The Press -- Chapter Five: Government As Employer And Educator -- Chapter Six: Unconstitutional Conditions And Compelled Speech -- Chapter Seven: Forums And Time, Place, Manner Restrictions -- Chapter Eight: The Political Process -- Chapter Nine: Commercial Speech -- Chapter Ten: Sexual Speech -- Part II: The Religion Clauses -- Chapter Eleven: Defining Religion -- Chapter Twelve: The Establishment Clause And Education -- Chapter Thirteen: The Establishment Clause In The Public Square -- Chapter Fourteen: Freedom Of Religious Exercise
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