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Author Zick, Timothy.

Title Speech out of doors : preserving First Amendment liberties in public places / Timothy Zick
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 344 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: the geography of expression -- The expressive topography and public liberties -- Embodied places -- Contested places -- Non-places -- Inscribed places -- Militarized places -- Places of higher learning -- Networked public places
Summary The Supreme Court has emphasized that expressive liberties require 'breathing space' in which to thrive. At a minimum, speakers need places in which to assemble, speak, and petition government. This book is a comprehensive examination of First Amendment rights in public places. It shows that the literal ground beneath speakers' feet has been steadily eroding, from personal spaces to college campuses and to once vast and important inscribed places, such as public parks and public squares. Through the study of 'expressive topography', this book considers a variety of contemporary speech contests including restrictions on abortion clinic sidewalk counselors, protests at military funerals, and restrictions on assembly and speech at political conventions. Countering or reversing these forces will require a focused and sustained effort by public officials, courts, and, of course, the people themselves
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Freedom of speech -- United States
Assembly, Right of -- United States
Law and geography -- United States
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Assembly, Right of
Freedom of speech
Law and geography
United States
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008033691
ISBN 9780511465161