Supreme Solicitation: A Constitutional Right to Beg and the Fleecing of the First Amendment
Shawn P. Davisson
Given the misguided ease of which most free speech actions are thrust into detailed First Amendment analysis, this short article commences with a brief doctrinal construction of free speech jurisprudence based on Supreme Court precedent and, subsequently, how that precedent may translate into a constitutional right to beg. The discussion moves into a cursory look at the principles behind, and the true coverage of, the First Amendment's freedom of speech. The article concludes by explaining why begging falls outside the sphere of protected speech within, and thus should forego analysis under, the First Amendment.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: constitution, first amendment, free spech, solicit, beg
JEL Classification: K14, K30, K39, K40, K42working papers series
Date posted: December 20, 2008 ; Last revised: June 10, 2009
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