A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court

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Craig Smith
Rowman & Littlefield, Jun 16, 2011 - Law - 184 pages
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A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court focuses on the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court and determines their frames for assessing First Amendment cases. In each of the chapters, a justice is profiled in terms of his or her claims during the nomination hearings and the positions they have taken in significant Supreme Court decisions. These chapters provide a rhetorical frame that each of these justices would find appealing regarding First Amendment case law.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction Methodology and Overview
1
2 The Nomination Process
13
3 Chief Justice Roberts
39
4 Associate Justice Stevens
51
5 Associate Justice Scalia
67
6 Associate Justice Kennedy
85
7 Associate Justice Souter
105
8 Associate Justice Breyer
119
9 Associate Justice Ginsburg
129
10 Associate Justice Thomas
139
11 Associate Justice Alito
159
12 Conclusion
171
Index of Major First Amendment Supreme Court Cases Cited in this Study
179
About the Editor and Contributors
183
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Craig Smith is director of the Center for First Amendment Studies and professor of communication studies at California State University, Long Beach.

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