Government Allocation of First Amendment Resources
Stephen E. Gottlieb
Albany Law School
University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 205, 1980
The government has undertaken a major role in protecting, structuring, organizing and allocating opportunities for free speech. In light of those activities, a view of free speech law which concentrates on government censorship is inadequate to modern communications, political campaign and education law. First Amendment doctrine needs to be reexamined to develop standards for government intervention which will preserve freedom of thought. The article examines the possibility that government allocation of speech resources should be built on the basis of a concept of fairness or equality.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 45
Keywords: free speech, freedom of thought, allocation of speech resources
Date posted: March 23, 2010