The First Amendment and Political Risk

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dc.contributor.author Tushnet, Mark V.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-02T18:56:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Mark Tushnet, The First Amendment and Political Risk, 4 J. Legal Analysis 103 (2012). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1946-5319 2161-7201 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9667254
dc.description.abstract First Amendment doctrine is at its core about the correct response to the fact that speech can increase the risk of social harm. First Amendment risk varies along several dimensions, including distribution of risk, its magnitude, and the magnitude of social benefit. After describing several cases in which the Supreme Court’s assessment risk or harm seems mistaken, I describe the tendency over time for courts to replace doctrine articulated as standards with doctrine articulated as rules with exceptions. I explain why that tendency occurs and can be normatively justified, but that it can produce pathologies when the courts resist, for a variety of reasons, the proliferation of exceptions to the rules. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://jla.oxfordjournals.org/content/4/1/103.abstract en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2031258 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.title The First Amendment and Political Risk en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Legal Analysis en_US
dash.depositing.author Tushnet, Mark V.
dc.date.available 2012-10-02T18:56:25Z

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