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Congressional Power and Free Speech: Levy's Legacy Revisited


William W. Van Alstyne


Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

1986

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1089, 1986
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-148

Abstract:     
This review concerns an update to Leonard Levy’s controversial book "Legacy of Suppression: Freedom of Speech and Press in Early American History." While Levy maintains the same thesis that early American newspapers did not enjoy the robust freedoms commonly protected by the First Amendment, the updated research actually seems to soften this stark stance and sets the thesis at odds with the evidence.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: media, press, First Amendment, book review

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Date posted: September 21, 2011 ; Last revised: October 6, 2011

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Van Alstyne, William W., Congressional Power and Free Speech: Levy's Legacy Revisited (1986). Harvard Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1089, 1986; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-148. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1931654

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William W. Van Alstyne (Contact Author)
Duke University School of Law ( email )
Box 90360
Duke School of Law
Durham, NC 27708
United States
William & Mary Law School ( email )
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Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
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