A Short & Happy Guide to the First Amendment

Authors: Power, Robert C. / Alexander, Mark C.
Edition: 1st
Copyright Date: 2016
  • Publication Date: April 8th, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781634602587
  • Subject: First Amendment
  • Series: Short & Happy Guides
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: This concise guide breaks down a complicated topic—the First Amendment—and makes it understandable and fun. The book walks briskly through cases, rules, and theories to draw a reader-friendly road map of the First Amendment. Two law school deans and First Amendment enthusiasts, Bob Power and Mark Alexander, synthesize principles with memorable examples and a sharp wit. Their analysis reveals the common sense behind much First Amendment law, and at the same time identifies some of its flaws and inconsistencies. The book addresses the deep historic roots as well as current problems such as campaign finance, hate speech, and electronic communications. It is equally useful as a general guide as it is for preparing for class and for exams (including the bar!).