Theorizing the First Amendment: From Roger Williams to Larry Flynt

Title:
Theorizing the First Amendment: From Roger Williams to Larry Flynt
Authors:
Hirsch, Harry
Abstract:
This chapter argues that the theoretical core of the First Amendment can be found in the concept of disestablishment, and that the meaning of disestablishment can be, and has been, extended from the religious sphere to the secular. It explores the historical development of rights of conscience and dissent, and the application of those rights to various changing historical circumstances, such as the development of political parties and the struggle over slavery. It then turns to an application of this analysis to several contemporary First Amendment controversies, including campaign finance and sexual expression.
Citation:
Hirsch, Harry. 2011. "Theorizing the First Amendment: From Roger Williams to Larry Flynt." Studies In Law, Politics, And Society 53.
Publisher:
Jai Press
DATE ISSUED:
2011
Department:
Politics
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1108/S1059-4337(2010)0000053007
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309504

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dc.contributor.authorHirsch, Harryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:11:03Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:11:03Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationHirsch, Harry. 2011. "Theorizing the First Amendment: From Roger Williams to Larry Flynt." Studies In Law, Politics, And Society 53.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1059-4337en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309504en
dc.description.abstractThis chapter argues that the theoretical core of the First Amendment can be found in the concept of disestablishment, and that the meaning of disestablishment can be, and has been, extended from the religious sphere to the secular. It explores the historical development of rights of conscience and dissent, and the application of those rights to various changing historical circumstances, such as the development of political parties and the struggle over slavery. It then turns to an application of this analysis to several contemporary First Amendment controversies, including campaign finance and sexual expression.en_US
dc.publisherJai Pressen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/S1059-4337(2010)0000053007en
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.titleTheorizing the First Amendment: From Roger Williams to Larry Flynten_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalStudies In Law, Politics, And Societyen_US
dc.identifier.volume53en_US
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