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Unfree Speech

Author : Joshua Wong
ISBN : 9780753554807
Genre : Political Science
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'If we want freedom, we need to learn from Hong Kong. With values, tactics, and courage, Joshua Wong shows us the way.' – Timothy Snyder Named by the Financial Times as one of the 50 people who shaped the decade - Introduction by Ai Weiwei - An urgent manifesto for global democracy from the leading 23-year-old Hong Kong activist - Nobel Peace Prize nominee and TIME, Forbes and Fortune world leader. At what point do you stand up to power? When he was 14, Joshua Wong made history. While the adults stayed silent, Joshua staged the first ever student protest in Hong Kong to oppose National Education – and won. Since then, Joshua has led the Umbrella Movement, founded a political party, and rallied the international community around the anti-Extradition Bill protests, which have seen 2 million people – more than a quarter of the population – take to Hong Kong’s streets. His actions have sparked worldwide attention, earned him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, and landed him in jail twice. Composed in three parts, Unfree Speech chronicles Joshua’s path to activism, collects the letters he wrote as a political prisoner, and closes with a powerful and urgent call for all of us globally to defend our democratic values. When we stay silent, no one is safe. When we free our speech, our voice becomes one.
Category: Political Science

Unfree Speech

Author : Bradley A. Smith
ISBN : 1400824710
Genre : Political Science
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At a time when campaign finance reform is widely viewed as synonymous with cleaning up Washington and promoting political equality, Bradley Smith, a nationally recognized expert on campaign finance reform, argues that all restriction on campaign giving should be eliminated. In Unfree Speech, he presents a bold, convincing argument for the repeal of laws that regulate political spending and contributions, contending that they violate the right to free speech and ultimately diminish citizens' power. Smith demonstrates that these laws, which often force ordinary people making modest contributions of cash or labor to register with the Federal Election Commission or various state agencies, fail to accomplish their stated objectives. In fact, they have worked to entrench incumbents in office, deaden campaign discourse, burden grassroots political activity with needless regulation, and distance Americans from an increasingly professional, detached political class. Rather than attempting to plug "loopholes" in campaign finance law or instituting taxpayer-financed campaigns, Smith proposes a return to core First Amendment values of free speech and an unfettered right to engage in political activity. Smith finds that campaign contributions have little corrupting effect on the legislature and shows that an unrestrained system of contributions and spending actually enhances equality. More money, not less, is needed in the political system, Smith concludes. Unfree Speech draws upon constitutional law and historical research to explain why campaign finance regulation is doomed and to illustrate the potentially drastic costs of efforts to make it succeed. Whatever one thinks about the impact of money on electoral politics, no one should take a final stand without reading Smith's controversial and important arguments.
Category: Political Science

The Brookings Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113218379
Genre : Economics
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Category: Economics

Columbia Law Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B4906661
Genre : Law
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Columbia Law Review publishes articles and book reviews of scholarly and professional interest by academic authors and practicing attorneys, as well as notes written by members of the review.
Category: Law

National Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006095976
Genre : Legislation
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Category: Legislation

Campaign Finance Reform

Author : Melissa M. Smith
ISBN : 0739145657
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 62.82 MB
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Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game provides an in-depth look at the history of political campaign finance reform with special emphasis on legislative, FEC, and federal court actions from the 1970s to present. In particular, the authors examine the ways that campaigns and independent groups have sought to make end-runs around existing campaign finance rules.
Category: Political Science

The American Spectator

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ISBN : UVA:X006167101
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063756592
Genre : Corporate governance
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Category: Corporate governance

The American First Amendment In The Twenty First Century

Author : William W. Van Alstyne
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060800013
Genre : Law
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Van Alstyne's casebook provides detailed information on First Amendment law. The casebook provides the tools for fast, easy, on-point research. Part of the University Casebook Series®, it includes selected cases designed to illustrate the development of a body of law on a particular subject. Text and explanatory materials designed for law study accompany the cases.
Category: Law


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ISBN : UOM:39076000265566
Genre : Personnel management
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The Reuniting Of America

Author : Donald H. Roy
ISBN : UOM:39015038613777
Genre : History
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Multiculturalism raises the issue of what characterizes our unity as Americans. Specific issues are treated in dialogues: immigration policy; affirmative action; redistricting; IQ and race; feminism; hate/abuse speech; the handicapped; logos and symbols; whether English should be our official language; and multicultural education. These dialogues present the best arguments of the different sides and reveal how these sides might argue back and forth. A positive approach (reuniting America) rather than a negative approach (disuniting America), is followed.
Category: History

The Freeman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115073848
Genre : Libertarianism
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Category: Libertarianism

Labor Law Journal

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ISBN : UCAL:B4423874
Genre : Industrial relations
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Category: Industrial relations

Constitutional Law In Context

Author : Michael Kent Curtis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105134496772
Genre : Law
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Constitutional Law in Context (two volumes) puts major constitutional developments into historical perspective by helping students see how doctrinal developments were shaped by historical context and how historical developments affecting one doctrine often influenced other doctrines as well. Obvious examples include changes in commerce clause doctrine, substantive due process, and law related to race and gender. The chapter on incorporation shows how the framers of the amendment were influenced by denials of civil liberties that occurred during the crusade against slavery.The books illustrate the development of constitutional law over time so that changes in the law can be related to changes in society. It reminds students that related changes often occur across a range of doctrinal areas; for example, parallel changes occur in both commerce clause and substantive due process doctrine as a result of changes during the New Deal. Decisions relevant to race discrimination involve not only equal protection, but also the reading of the commerce clause as illustrated by the Supreme Court's Heart of Atlanta decision.The two volumes also contain materials on constitutional decision-making outside of the Supreme Court. These include materials on the Clinton impeachment, examples from free speech history, and state cases interpreting state constitutions. Finally, it is designed to assist students in understanding and formulating constitutional arguments. Authors Curtis, Parker, Douglas, and Finkelman identify and discuss forms of constitutional argument, such as arguments based on text, history, or structure and provide charts and diagrams to assist students in identifying the logical structure of constitutional analysis.
Category: Law