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Freedom of Speech in American & Spanish Law: A Comparative Perspective

19 Pages Posted: 1 May 2011 Last revised: 4 May 2011

Alfredo Coll

Columbia University

Sergio Doncel

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

Date Written: April 29, 2011

Abstract

The US Supreme Court has handed down a series of sentences, mainly in the area of obscenity, which have determined a series of very strict requirements with regard to the procedure that governments may take to control the exercise of rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. In this paper, we set to undertake the task of comparing how the Spanish legal system has dealt with similar problems in the past and in the present in comparison with the American legal system.

Keywords: US Supreme Court, freedom of speech, censorship, law, Spain, Spanish Law

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Coll, Alfredo and Doncel, Sergio, Freedom of Speech in American & Spanish Law: A Comparative Perspective (April 29, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1825804 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1825804

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