Extending First Amendment Protections to Artistic Compositions in Criminal Proceedings Through the Lens of Rap-Lyric Cases: The German 'Dignity' Model Applied to American Free Expression Jurisprudence

28 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015

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Nicholas Adell

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Date Written: January 7, 2015

Abstract

This paper argues for enhanced free speech protections for writers and lyricists preempting the use of artistic compositions in criminal trials. It constructs this protection by grafting fundamentals of German free expression law, namely the concept of "dignity," onto existing First Amendment jurisprudence.

JEL Classification: I30, K10, K14, K33, K40

Suggested Citation

Adell, Nicholas, Extending First Amendment Protections to Artistic Compositions in Criminal Proceedings Through the Lens of Rap-Lyric Cases: The German 'Dignity' Model Applied to American Free Expression Jurisprudence (January 7, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2549911 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2549911

Nicholas Adell (Contact Author)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law ( email )

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