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Beyond the burning cross : the First Amendment and the landmark R.A.V. case

Author: Edward J Cleary
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Two teenagers in St. Paul, Minnesota, were charged with placing a burning cross on the yard of new black neighbors. Although Attorney Cleary detested the crime, he believed that the law under which two teenagers were charged was overly broad and was a threat to the First Amendment by mandating political correctness.
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Genre/Form: Trial and arbitral proceedings
Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cleary, Edward J., 1952-
Beyond the burning cross.
New York : Random House, ©1994
(OCoLC)624442399
Online version:
Cleary, Edward J., 1952-
Beyond the burning cross.
New York : Random House, ©1994
(OCoLC)628834872
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Cleary
ISBN: 0679424601 9780679424604
OCLC Number: 28962665
Description: xx, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Cross-Burning Doesn't Happen Here --
2. "The Pervasive Threat Inherent in Its Very Existence" --
3. A "Constitutional Moment" --
4. Words That Injure; Laws that Silence --
5. Death and Decision --
6. Fascism from the Left: Speech Codes and Political Correctness --
7. The Eyes of the Country: The Supreme Court Agrees to Hear R.A.V. --
8. Thought Control in the Marketplace: Progressive Censorship, Sexual Harassment, and the Pornography Debate --
9. Racial Politics: Clarence Thomas, David Duke, and R.A.V. v. St. Paul --
10. The Price of Liberty: Courage, Tolerance, and Vision --
11. "Each Generation": The Court Hears Argument --
12. "The Rankest Kind of Subject-Matter Discrimination": The Argument Continues --
13. "Without Adding the First Amendment to the Fire": The Court Decides --
14. "An Occasion ... to Dance in the Streets" --
Epilogue: The Lessons of History --
Appendix: R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, 505 U.S., ̲̲̲̲ 112 S. Ct. 2538 (1992). A. Majority Opinion. B. Concurring Opinions.
Responsibility: Edward J. Cleary.

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Two teenagers in St. Paul, Minnesota, were charged with placing a burning cross on the yard of new black neighbors. Although Attorney Cleary detested the crime, he believed that the law under which two teenagers were charged was overly broad and was a threat to the First Amendment by mandating political correctness.

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