The First Amendment, freedom of speech
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The First Amendment, freedom of speech its constitutional history and the contemporary debate

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Published by Prometheus Books in Amherst, N.Y .
Written in English


  • United States,
  • Freedom of speech -- United States -- History,
  • Constitutional history -- United States

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Vikram David Amar.
SeriesBill of Rights series
ContributionsAmar, Vikram.
LC ClassificationsKF4772 .F5677 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23175473M
ISBN 109781591026327
LC Control Number2009009445

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