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" Thus we consider this case against the background of a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly... "
Free Expression in the Age of the Internet: Social and Legal Boundaries - Page 51
by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz - 2000 - 331 pages
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Intelligence and Security Informatics: Second Symposium on ..., Volume 2

Hsinchun Chen - Business & Economics - 2004 - 536 pages
...within that statutory term. For we must interpret the language Congress chose "against the background of a profound national commitment to the principle...on government and public officials." New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 US 254, 270 (1964)." While the Court has recognized that the government must balance...
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Privacy and the Press

Joshua Rozenberg - Law - 2004 - 274 pages
...secured by the First Amendment, the US Supreme Court noted. 'We consider this case against the background of a profound national commitment to the principle...sharp attacks on government and public officials,' said Justice Brennan, delivering the opinion of the Court in 1964. That principle, as he explained,...
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Civil Liberties in America: A Reference Handbook

Samuel Walker - Law - 2004 - 323 pages
...philosophy of freedom of speech in a free society. The Court concluded that freedom of speech involved "a profound national commitment to the principle that...sharp attacks on government and public officials." Speech versus AttS One of the most important distinctions regarding free speech is the difference between...
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Summaries of Leading Cases on the Constitution

Joseph Francis Menez, John R. Vile - Law - 2004 - 627 pages
...to awards given to criticism of official conduct. The First and Fourteenth Amendment have expressed a "profound national commitment to the principle that...sharp attacks on government and public officials." The test of trust is insufficient in and of itself , because some degree of misstatement is likely...
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Learning Criminal Law as Advocacy Argument: Complete with Exam Problems ...

John Delaney - Criminal law - 2004 - 445 pages
...Political, ideological, and esthetic expression enjoys the highest degree of protection, and such expression should be "uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and...sharp attacks on government and public officials. " In contrast, other "classes of speech, the prevention and punishment of which have never been thought...
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The Democratic Constitution

Neal Devins Goodrich Professor of Law College of William and Mary, Congressional Research Service Library of Congress Louis Fisher Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers - Political Science - 2004 - 320 pages
...decision making, the Court wrote that all First Amendment cases must be considered "against the O backdrop of a profound national commitment to the principle...issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open." ' With a spate of Vietnam-era decisions the Court made clear that its support for free speech extended...
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Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth: The First Amendment Freedoms in ...

Murray Dry - Law - 2004 - 309 pages
...the distinctively speech-protective definition of "malice" produced this result. Thus, in the name of "a profound national commitment to the principle...issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open," the Supreme Court extended the New York Times standard regarding malice to public figures as well as...
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Truth, Autonomy, and Speech: Feminist Theory and the First Amendment

Susan Williams - Political Science - 2004 - 317 pages
...democracy theory in its opinions. The Court's assertion, in New York Times v. Sullivan, that we have "a profound national commitment to the principle that...issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open . . ."67 is often taken as an endorsement of democracy theory.68 In addition, Justice Brandeis's powerful...
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Language, Symbols, And the Media: Communication in the Aftermath of the ...

Robert E. Denton - Political Science - 226 pages
...Court's most ardent and effective advocate of free speech, wrote that in the United States, there is "[A] profound national commitment to the principle...issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open," even if those criticisms include "vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government...
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Constructing Civil Liberties: Discontinuities in the Development of American ...

Ken I. Kersch - History - 2004 - 392 pages
...(Justice Holmes, dissenting) (1919). See also New York Times Co. v. Sullivan 376 US 254, 270 (alluding to "a profound national commitment to the principle that...issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open"). 275 National Labor Relations Board v. Gissel Packing Co., 395 US 575 (1969). In Gissel, the president...
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