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Nutshell: First Amendment Law

One of over 150 titles in West’s Law in a Nutshell series, this book is a comprehensive resource in an easy-to-read, concise format. With a title representing almost every area of law, Nutshells provide a solid understanding of a specific area of law and include references to important cases that have helped shaped the law. Topics included in this title are: text, history and theory; First Amendment methodology; advocacy of illegal conduct; fighting words, hostile audiences and offensive speech; obscenity and indecency; defamation, privacy and mental distress; commercial speech; new categories (racist speech, pornography and feminism); the public forum; expressive conduct; freedom of association and belief; electoral process; government-sponsored environments; freedom of the press; religion clauses; anti-establishment clause; and free exercize clause.

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