Too Much Free Speech?

Randall P. Bezanson

University of Iowa College of Law

November 12, 2012

University of Illinois Press, October 2012
U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-41

In Too Much Free Speech? Randall Bezanson takes up an inquiry into the Constitutional limits of the Supreme Court's power to create, interpret, and enforce one of the essential rights of American citizens. Examining a body of recent First Amendment cases, including the Citizens United case, the Doe voting referendum case, the Summum government speech case, and the Hurley and Dale cases, Bezanson argues that judicial interpretations have fundamentally and drastically expanded the meaning of speech under the First Amendment. He critically assesses the Supreme Court's methodology and concludes that the Court's conduct does not befit the Court's constitutional responsibilities as it engages in interpretation of the First Amendment's meaning.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 3

Keywords: First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

Accepted Paper Series

Download This Paper

Date posted: November 17, 2012 ; Last revised: December 17, 2012

Suggested Citation

Bezanson, Randall P., Too Much Free Speech? (November 12, 2012). University of Illinois Press, October 2012 ; U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-41. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2174560

Contact Information

Randall P. Bezanson (Contact Author)
University of Iowa College of Law ( email )
Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
319-335-9171 (Phone)
319-335-9098 (Fax)
Feedback to SSRN

Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 212
Downloads: 65
Download Rank: 196,638
People who downloaded this paper also downloaded:
1. Good Enough for Government Work: Two Cheers for Content Neutrality
By Seth Kreimer

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo3 in 0.563 seconds