Democracy and the First Amendment [F-10-16]

Presenter: Christopher Robinson
Location: Potsdam Civic Center: Community Meeting Room
Classes: 1 Session 2.0 hours
Dates: Tue 10:00 AM 11/02

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This course is an examination of some leading cases on freedom of speech, and the image of democracy that guides the decisions of the Supreme Court in these areas.

Christopher Robinson is a political theorist who teaches courses in political science, public law, and philosophy at Clarkson University. He received his doctorate in political science from SUNY Albany. His book, Wittgenstein and Political Theory: The View From Somewhere was published by Edinburgh University Press in Europe and by Columbia University Press in the United States.

The First Amendment reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

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