Defending My Enemy

American Nazis, the Skokie Case, and the Risks of Freedom

Author: Aryeh Neier

Publisher: International Debate Education Assn

ISBN: 9781617700453

Category: History

Page: 195

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Are Nazis entitled to freedom of expression? In 1977, Frank Collin, leader of the National Socialist Party of America, sought to hold a Nazi march in Skokie, Illinois. Skokie had one of the largest Holocaust survivor populations outside New York City. Writing from his perspective as national executive director of the ACLU, the author details what happened next.
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The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America

Author: David Schultz,John R. Vile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457137

Category: Medical

Page: 40

View: 2308

Driven by the growing reality of international terrorism, the threats to civil liberties and individual rights in America are greater today than at any time since the McCarthy era in the 1950s. At this critical time when individual freedoms are being weighed against the need for increased security, this exhaustive three-volume set provides the most detailed coverage of contemporary and historical issues relating to basic rights covered in the United States Constitution. The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America examines the history and hotly contested debates surrounding the concept and practice of civil liberties. It provides detailed history of court cases, events, Constitutional amendments and rights, personalities, and themes that have had an impact on our freedoms in America. The Encyclopedia appraises the state of civil liberties in America today, and examines growing concerns over the limiting of personal freedoms for the common good. Complete with selected relevant documents and a chronology of civil liberties developments, and arranged in A-Z format with multiple indexes for quick reference, The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America includes in-depth coverage of: freedom of speech, religion, press, and assembly, as outlined in the first amendment; protection against unreasonable search and seizure, as outlined in the fourth amendment; criminal due process rights, as outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth amendments; property rights, economic liberties, and other rights found within the text of the United States Constitution; Supreme Court justices, presidents, and other personalities, focusing specifically on their contributions to or effect on civil liberties; concepts, themes, and events related to civil liberties, both practical and theoretical; court cases and their impact on civil liberties.
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Hate Speech and the Constitution

Author: Steven J. Heyman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815322078

Category: Law

Page: 1000

View: 8276

Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.
Posted in Law

Freedom of Speech

Importing European and US Constitutional Models in Transitional Democracies

Author: Uladzislau Belavusau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135071985

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 4782

This book considers the issue of free speech in transitional democracies focusing on the socio-legal developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. In showing how these Central and Eastern European countries have engaged with free speech models imported from the Council of Europe / EU and the USA, the book offers valuable insights into the ways States have responded to challenges associated with transformation from communism to Western democracy. The book first explores freedom of expression in European and American law looking particularly at hate speech, historical revisionism, and pornography. It subsequently enquires into the role and perspectives of those European (mandatory) and US-American (persuasive) models for the constitutional debate in Central and Eastern Europe. The study offers an original interpretation of the "European" model of freedom of expression, beyond the mechanisms of the Council of Europe. It encompasses the relevant aspects of EU law (judgments of the Court of Justice and the harmonised EU instruments) as mandatory standards for courts and legislators, including those in transitional countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The book argues for de-criminalisation of historical revisionism and pornography, and illuminates topics such as genocide denial, the rise of Prague and Budapest as Europe’s porno-capitals, anti-Semitism and anti-Gypsyism, religious obscurantism and homophobia, virulent Islamophobia, and the glorification of terrorism. The research methodology in this study combines a descriptive case law assessment (comparative constitutional, public international, and EU law) with a normative critique stemming from post-structuralist scrutiny, rhetoric, postmodern legal movements, legal history, history of ideas, and art criticism. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of, comparative constitutional law, law and society, human rights and European law as well as political philosophers.
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Protestfreie Zonen?

Variationen über Bürgerrechte und Politik

Author: Horst Meier

Publisher: BWV Verlag

ISBN: 3830530323

Category: Civil rights

Page: 332

View: 1518

Posted in Civil rights

Two Jews, Three Opinions

A Collection of Twentieth-century American Jewish Quotations

Author: Sandee Brawarsky,Deborah Mark

Publisher: Perigee

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 575

View: 5869

A treasury of Jewish wit and wisdom gathers more than two thousand quotations from Woody Allen, Betty Friedan, Allen Ginsberg, Susan Isaacs, Howard Stern, and many others on an exhaustive array of subjects.
Posted in Religion

Books of the Times

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Nazis in Skokie

freedom, community, and the First Amendment

Author: Donald Alexander Downs

Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr

ISBN: 9780268014629

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 8589

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Jewish Frontier

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

Page: N.A

View: 6551

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The American Constitution

cases, comments, questions

Author: William B. Lockhart

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1255

View: 5820

Posted in Law

The Washington Monthly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

View: 4434

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Extreme Speech and Democracy

Author: Ivan Hare,James Weinstein

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191610453

Category: Law

Page: 720

View: 5197

A commitment to free speech is a fundamental precept of all liberal democracies. However, democracies can differ significantly when addressing the constitutionality of laws regulating certain kinds of speech. In the United States, for instance, the commitment to free speech under the First Amendment has been held by the Supreme Court to protect the public expression of the most noxious racist ideology and hence to render unconstitutional even narrow restrictions on hate speech. In contrast, governments have been accorded considerable leeway to restrict racist and other extreme expression in almost every other democracy, including Canada, the United Kingdom, and other European countries. This book considers the legal responses of various liberal democracies towards hate speech and other forms of extreme expression, and examines the following questions: What accounts for the marked differences in attitude towards the constitutionality of hate speech regulation? Does hate speech regulation violate the core free speech principle constitutive of democracy? Has the traditional US position on extreme expression justifiably not found favour elsewhere? Do values such as the commitment to equality or dignity legitimately override the right to free speech in some circumstances? With contributions from experts in a range of disciplines, this book offers an in-depth examination of the tensions that arise between democracy's promises.
Posted in Law

Gott ist rot

Author: Vine Deloria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783889774590

Category:

Page: 191

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Censorship: Abelard, Peter-Front, The

Author: L. J. Amey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893564452

Category: Reference

Page: 905

View: 4269

In its 997 alphabetically arranged essays, this set presents "every dimension of censorship: its targets and victims; its perpetrators and defenders; its rationale; and its subject matter."--Page vi.
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Redefreiheit

Prinzipien für eine vernetzte Welt

Author: Timothy Garton Ash

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446254250

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

View: 7502

Noch nie konnten so viele Menschen wie heute ihre Meinung auf der ganzen Welt verbreiten. Internet und Globalisierung haben eine neue Epoche der Redefreiheit möglich gemacht, gleichzeitig provozieren sie neue kulturelle und religiöse Konflikte. Müssen wir rassistische Kommentare auf Facebook hinnehmen? Darf Satire den Propheten Mohammed verhöhnen? 2011 hat Timothy Garton Ash eine Debatte angestoßen, seitdem diskutieren Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt die Frage, wie wir in Zukunft vernünftig unsere Standpunkte austauschen, wie wir das Recht auf Redefreiheit genauso wie die Würde Andersdenkender sichern können. Es ist der Stoff für sein neues Buch: Ein Standardwerk zur Redefreiheit im 21. Jahrhundert.
Posted in Political Science

Enduring and empowering

the Bill of rights in the third millenium

Author: James E. Coleman,Matthew Barry Sullivan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil rights

Page: 294

View: 7129

Posted in Civil rights