Hate Speech Sex Speech Free Speech

A powerful indictment of contemporary attacks on free speech, this book argues for a vigorous First Amendment jurisprudence protecting even offensive types of speech.

Author: Nicholas Wolfson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275957705

Category: Political Science

Page: 169

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A powerful indictment of contemporary attacks on free speech, this book argues for a vigorous First Amendment jurisprudence protecting even offensive types of speech. In recent years, political activists, academics, and legal specialists have attacked traditional notions of free speech protection as they concern hate speech, obscenity, and pornography. They have called for changes in Supreme Court doctrine in defining the First Amendment and have argued that the traditional view of free speech actually creates and perpetuates a society in which the weak--women, minorities, the poor--have no voice. While recognizing their fears, Nicholas Wolfson argues that it is impossible to separate bad speech from good speech without fatally compromising the uniquely American concept of free speech, and that efforts to modify our concept of free speech for a greater egalitarian good can only result in undue state influence over private speech. In a keenly argued analysis, he finds that, in the end, the preservation of free and vigorous speech requires a strong First Amendment protection for even the most hateful of speech.

Sex gender Outsiders Hate Speech and Freedom of Expression

74 But as Justice Black cogently reminds us , " freedoms of speech , press , petition , and assembly guaranteed by the First Amendment must be accorded to the ideas we hate or sooner or later they will be denied to the ideas we cherish ...

Author: Martha T. Zingo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275952495

Category: Law

Page: 219

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A thorough examination of speech codes as they affect free speech and gay and lesbian rights.

Modern Power and Free Speech

Freedom of Expression in the 21st Century. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Pine Forge Press, 1999. Tsesis, Alexander. “The Empirical Shortcomings of First Amendment Jurisprudence: A Historical Perspective on the Power of Hate Speech.

Author: Chris Demaske

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739127841

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Modern Power and Free Speech takes a socio-political approach to question the application of the First Amendment in cases dealing with the speech rights of disempowered groups. Combining legal analysis, First Amendment theory, feminist theory, and political theory, Chris Demaske addresses the inadequacies of current free-speech doctrine.

Hate Speech Law Open Access

Wolfson, N. (1997) Hate Speech, Sex Speech, Free Speech. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. Wood, A. (1999) Kant's Ethical Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Woodward, B. and Armstrong, S. (1979). The Brethren: Inside the ...

Author: Alex Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317502364

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

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Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity, the discovery of truth, the acquisition of knowledge, self-realization, human excellence, civic dignity, cultural diversity and choice, recognition of cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, participation in democratic self-government, being subject only to legitimate rule) and practical considerations (e.g., efficacy, the least restrictive alternative, chilling effects). The book develops and then critically examines these various principled arguments. It also attempts to de-homogenize hate speech law into different clusters of laws/regulations/codes that constrain uses of hate speech, so as to facilitate a more nuanced examination of the principled arguments. Finally, it argues that it is morally fitting for judicial and legislative judgments about the overall warrant of hate speech law to reflect principled compromise. Principled compromise is characterized not merely by compromise over matters of principled concern but also by compromise which is itself governed by ideals of moral duty or civic virtue (e.g., reciprocity, equality, and mutual respect).

Hate Speech Pornography And Radical Attacks On Free Speech Doctrine

Owen Fiss, The Irony of Free Speech 16 (1996). 19. Indeed, Fiss's use of the passive voice to distance himself from this argument ("[i]t has been asserted that" and "[t]his silencing dynamic has also been attributed") suggests that even ...

Author: James Weinstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429968594

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This book, devoted to acquainting reader with the basics of American free speech doctrine, presents a description of the radical attack on modern free speech doctrine. It discusses whether banning this speech would be a remedy for the harms hate speech and pornography are said to cause.

Hate Speech

This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series examines hate speech: what it is, and is not; its history; and efforts to address it.

Author: Caitlin Ring Carlson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262539906

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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An investigation of hate speech: legal approaches, current controversies, and suggestions for limiting its spread. Hate speech can happen anywhere--in Charlottesville, Virginia, where young men in khakis shouted, "Jews will not replace us"; in Myanmar, where the military used Facebook to target the Muslim Rohingya; in Capetown, South Africa, where a pastor called on ISIS to rid South Africa of the "homosexual curse." In person or online, people wield language to attack others for their race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other aspects of identity. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series examines hate speech: what it is, and is not; its history; and efforts to address it.

Free Speech and Hate Speech in the United States

40 Nadine Strossen, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights 31 (1995). Strossen contends that “all censorship measures throughout history have been used disproportionately to silence those who are ...

Author: Chris Demaske

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000203417

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Free Speech and Hate Speech in the United States explores the concept and treatment of hate speech in light of escalating social tensions in the global twenty-first century, proposing a shift in emphasis from the negative protection of individual rights toward a more positive support of social equality. Drawing on Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition, the author develops a two-tiered framework for free speech analysis that will promote a strategy for combating hate speech. To illustrate how this framework might impact speech rights in the U.S., she looks specifically at hate speech in the context of symbolic speech, disparaging speech, internet speech and speech on college campuses. Entering into an ongoing debate about the role of speech in society, this book will be of key importance to First Amendment scholars, and to scholars and students of communication studies, media studies, media law, political science, feminist studies, American studies, and history.

When the Nazis Came to Skokie

Henry Louis Gates Jr. et al . , Speaking of Race , Speaking of Sex : Hate Speech , Civil Rights , and Civil ... against campus hate speech codes , as does the Public Agenda Foundation's extremely accessible The Boundaries of Free Speech ...

Author: Philippa Strum

Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American

ISBN: UOM:39015047440584

Category: Law

Page: 192

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Strum (political science, City U. of New York-Brooklyn) describes the events when a neo-Nazi group announced it would parade in the Chicago suburb in 1977, and the ensuing court case that tested the devotion of many to the principles of free speech. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Journalism and Free Speech

Wolfreys, J. (2009) 'Nick Griffin Follows Le Pen'sLead', TheGuardian, 22 October, at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/oct/22/bnpnickgriffinlepen? INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487. Hate Speech, Sex Speech, Free Speech ...

Author: John Steel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136641855

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Journalism and Free Speech brings together for the first time an historical and theoretical exploration of journalism and its relationship with the idea of free speech. Though freedom of the press is widely regarded as an essential ingredient to democratic societies, the relationship between the idea of freedom of speech and the practice of press freedom is one that is generally taken for granted. Censorship, in general terms is an anathema. This book explores the philosophical and historical development of free speech and critically examines the ways in which it relates to freedom of the press in practice. The main contention of the book is that the actualisation of press freedom should be seen as encompassing modes of censorship which place pressure upon the principled connection between journalism and freedom of speech. Topics covered include: The Philosophy of Free Speech Journalism and Free Speech Press Freedom and the Democratic Imperative New Media and the Global Public Sphere Regulating Journalism Privacy and Defamation National Security and Insecurity Ownership News, Language Culture and Censorship This book introduces students to a wide range of issues centred around freedom of speech, press freedom and censorship, providing an accessible text for courses on journalism and mass media.

Campus Hate Speech on Trial

Ma , Alice K. “ Campus Hate Speech Codes : Affirmative Action in the Allocation of Speech Rights . " 83 California Law Review 693 ( March 1995 ) ... “ Proceed at Your Own Risk : The Balance between Academic Freedom and Sexual Harassment .

Author: Timothy C. Shiell


ISBN: STANFORD:36105134459507

Category: Education

Page: 276

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This pathbreaking study makes the case that campus speech codes--no matter how well-grounded in history, law, or philosophy--have done far more harm than good. An update of the original 1998 edition, this new version contains substantial material on recent cases and conflicts.