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Human liberty and freedom of speech

Author: C Edwin Baker
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1989
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Baker here evaluates the prevalent justifications for freedom of speech and formulates a liberty theory, which he applies to contemporary free speech cases as a means of suggesting possible reforms to free speech doctrine.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baker, C. Edwin.
Human liberty and freedom of speech.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1989
(DLC) 93018918
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Edwin Baker
ISBN: 9780195057775 0195057775 9780195360028 0195360028
OCLC Number: 252591741
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 385 pages)
Contents: I: THEORY; Introduction; 1 The Classic Marketplace of Ideas Theory; 2 Possible Modifications; 3 The Liberty Theory; 4 Protection of Action; 5 The Process of Change; II: APPLICATIONS; 6 Time, Place, and Manner Regulations: Unreasoned Reasonableness; 7 Mandatory Parade Permits; 8 Absolute Protection: Tentative Principles; 9 Commercial Speech: A Problem in the Theory of Freedom; 10 Press Rights; 11 Private Economic Threats to Press Freedom; Conclusion: The First Amendment and Constitutional Interpretation; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Responsibility: C. Edwin Baker.


The author develops a liberty theory of freedom of speech, which is then contrasted with the currently dominant "marketplace of ideas" theory. The text re-examines the entire American school of  Read more...


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raises the constitutional theory of free speech to a new level of interdisciplinary sophistication and depth * David Richards, University of Pennsylvania Law Review * On every problem he discusses, Read more...

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