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The taming of free speech : America's civil liberties compromise, Laura Weinrib

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The taming of free speech : America's civil liberties compromise
Title
The taming of free speech
Title remainder
America's civil liberties compromise
Statement of responsibility
Laura Weinrib
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Judicial enforcement of the Bill of Rights is a defining feature of American constitutional democracy, yet in the first half of the twentieth century, neither freedom of speech nor court-centered constitutionalism commanded broad-based consensus. The Taming of Free Speech explains how lawyers and activists convinced Americans to entrust their civil liberties to the courts. When class war shook the nation's institutions, labor radicals within the American Civil Liberties Union claimed a right to agitate through organized economic pressure--a right of workers to picket, boycott, and strike. Over time, they hitched those commitments to a conservative constitutional tradition that valorized individual rights. At the height of the New Deal, the corporate bar and its clients reluctantly accepted judicial deference to social and economic regulation. In place of property rights, they redeployed the First Amendment to shield business interests from the intrusive reach of the state. In an age of totalitarianism abroad and administrative discretion at home, a powerful Bill of Rights protected conservatives as well as radicals, industry as well as labor"--
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Weinrib, Laura M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Freedom of speech
  • Employee rights
  • Civil rights
  • Labor movement
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Civil rights
  • Employee rights
  • Freedom of speech
  • Labor movement
  • United States
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The taming of free speech : America's civil liberties compromise, Laura Weinrib
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-440) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9780674545717
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016010531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)946975290
Label
The taming of free speech : America's civil liberties compromise, Laura Weinrib
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9780674545717
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016010531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)946975290

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