A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court

A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court

By: Craig R. Smith (author), West West (contributor), Katie Gibson (contributor), Kevin A. Johnson (contributor), Craig Smith (contributor), Amy Heyse (contributor), R. Brandon Anderson (contributor), Megan Loden (contributor), Jennifer Asenas (contributor)Paperback

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A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court focuses on the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court and determines their frames for assessing First Amendment cases. In each of the chapters, a justice is profiled in terms of his or her claims during the nomination hearings and the positions they have taken in significant Supreme Court decisions. These chapters provide a rhetorical frame that each of these justices would find appealing regarding First Amendment case law.

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Craig Smith is director of the Center for First Amendment Studies and professor of communication studies at California State University, Long Beach.


Chapter 1 Chapter One: Introduction, Methodology, and Overview Chapter 2 Chapter Two:The Nomination Process Chapter 3 Chapter Three: Chief Justice Roberts Chapter 4 Chapter Four: Associate Justice Stevens Chapter 5 Chapter Five: Associate Justice Scalia Chapter 6 Chapter Six: Associate Justice Kennedy Chapter 7 Chapter Seven: Associate Justice Souter Chapter 8 Chapter Eight: Associate Justice Breyer Chapter 9 Chapter Nine: Associate Justice Ginsburg Chapter 10 Chapter Ten: Associate Justice Thomas Chapter 11 Chapter Eleven: Associate Justice Alito Chapter 12 Chapter Twelve: Conclusion 13 About the Contributors 14 Index of Major First Amendment Supreme Court Cases

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/09/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781611493610
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 194
  • ID: 9781611493610
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 1611493617

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