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The Resource Free speech beyond words : the surprising reach of the First Amendment, Mark V. Tushnet, Alan K. Chen, and Joseph Blocher

Free speech beyond words : the surprising reach of the First Amendment, Mark V. Tushnet, Alan K. Chen, and Joseph Blocher

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Free speech beyond words : the surprising reach of the First Amendment
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Free speech beyond words
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the surprising reach of the First Amendment
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Mark V. Tushnet, Alan K. Chen, and Joseph Blocher
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eng
Summary
"The Supreme Court has unanimously held that Jackson Pollock's paintings, Arnold Schöenberg's music, and Lewis Carroll's poem 'Jabberwocky' are 'unquestionably shielded' by the First Amendment. Nonrepresentational art, instrumental music, and nonsense: all receive constitutional coverage under an amendment protecting 'the freedom of speech,' even though none involves what we typically think of as speech-- the use of words to convey meaning. As a legal matter, the Court's conclusion is clearly correct, but its premises are murky, and they raise difficult questions about the possibilities and limitations of law and expression. Nonrepresentational art, instrumental music, and nonsense do not employ language in any traditional sense, and sometimes do not even involve the transmission of articulable ideas. How, then, can they be treated as 'speech' for constitutional purposes? What does the difficulty of that question suggest for First Amendment law and theory? And can law resolve such inquiries without relying on aesthetics, ethics, and philosophy? Comprehensive and compelling, this book represents a sustained effort to account, constitutionally, for these modes of 'speech.' While it is firmly centered in debates about First Amendment issues, it addresses them in a novel way, using subject matter that is uniquely well suited to the task, and whose constitutional salience has been under-explored. Drawing on existing legal doctrine, aesthetics, and analytical philosophy, three celebrated law scholars show us how and why speech beyond words should be fundamental to our understanding of the First Amendment"--
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1945-
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Tushnet, Mark V.
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Chen, Alan
  • Blocher, Joseph
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  • United States.
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of speech
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Free speech beyond words : the surprising reach of the First Amendment, Mark V. Tushnet, Alan K. Chen, and Joseph Blocher
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-253) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
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vii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781479880287
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)946161367
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Free speech beyond words : the surprising reach of the First Amendment, Mark V. Tushnet, Alan K. Chen, and Joseph Blocher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781479880287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946161367

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