Recovering the Freedom of Speech

Haun, William J.
January 2016
National Affairs;Winter2016, Vol. 26, p82
This article focuses on the Freedom of Speech Clause in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Topics covered include the failure of conservatives to recover the founders' notion of protected speech in the Free Speech Clause, the dominant jurisprudence on the Supreme Court with regards to the clause, and the attempt by some modern scholars, including Alexander Meiklejohn and Judge Robert Bork, to approach the First Amendment from a perspective consistent with that of the framers.


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