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The Resource First Amendment institutions, Paul Horwitz

First Amendment institutions, Paul Horwitz

Label
First Amendment institutions
Title
First Amendment institutions
Statement of responsibility
Paul Horwitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Addressing a host of hot-button issues, from the barring of Christian student groups and military recruiters from law schools and universities to churches' immunity from civil rights legislation in hiring and firing ministers, Paul Horwitz proposes a radical reformation of First Amendment law. Arguing that rigidly doctrinal approaches can't account for messy, real-world situations, he suggests that the courts loosen their reins and let those institutions with a stake in First Amendment freedoms do more of the work of enforcing them. Universities, the press, libraries, churches, and various other institutions and associations are a fundamental part of the infrastructure of public discourse. Rather than subject them to ill-fitting, top-down rules and legal categories, courts should make them partners in shaping public discourse and First Amendment law, giving these institutions substantial autonomy to regulate their own affairs. Self-regulation and public criticism should be the key restraints on these institutions, not judicial fiat. Horwitz suggests that this approach would help the law enhance the contribution of our "First Amendment institutions" to social and political life. It would also move us toward a conception of the state as a participating member of our social framework, rather than a reigning and often overbearing sovereign. First Amendment Institutions offers a new vantage point from which to evaluate ongoing debates over topics ranging from campaign finance reform to campus hate speech and affirmative action in higher education. This book promises to promote--and provoke--important new discussions about the shape and future of the First Amendment
  • Addressing a host of hot-button issues, Horwitz argues that rigidly doctrinal interpretation renders First Amendment law inept in the face of messy, real-world situations. Courts should let institutions with a stake in these freedoms do more work to enforce them. Self-regulation and public criticism should be the key restraints, not judicial fiat
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horwitz, Paul
Dewey number
323.440973
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
KF4770
LC item number
.H67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press
  • Freedom of religion
  • Assembly, Right of
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Assembly, Right of
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press
  • United States
Label
First Amendment institutions, Paul Horwitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conventional First Amendment -- The lures and snares of acontextuality -- Taking the institutional turn -- Institutions and institutionalism -- Where ideas begin : universities and schools -- Where information is gathered : the press, old and new -- Where souls are saved : churches -- Where ideas reside : libraries -- Where ideas meet : associations -- The borderlands of institutionalism -- Critiques of First Amendment institutionalism -- Beyond the institutional turn
Control code
824530489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 367 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674067370
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674067370
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f3cvs
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824530489
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
First Amendment institutions, Paul Horwitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conventional First Amendment -- The lures and snares of acontextuality -- Taking the institutional turn -- Institutions and institutionalism -- Where ideas begin : universities and schools -- Where information is gathered : the press, old and new -- Where souls are saved : churches -- Where ideas reside : libraries -- Where ideas meet : associations -- The borderlands of institutionalism -- Critiques of First Amendment institutionalism -- Beyond the institutional turn
Control code
824530489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 367 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674067370
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674067370
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f3cvs
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824530489
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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