This book, devoted to acquainting reader with the basics of American free speech doctrine, presents a description of the radical attack on modern free speech doctrine. It discusses whether banning this speech would be a remedy for the harms hate speech and pornography are said to cause.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Modern Free Speech Doctrine -- Theory and History -- An Overview of Modern Free Speech Doctrine -- Modern Doctrine in Action -- The Radical Attack -- Does Free Speech Doctrine Discriminate Against Women and Minorities? -- The Complex Relationship Between Free Speech and Equality -- Should Doctrine Be Modified to Permit Broad Hate Speech and Pornography Bans? -- The Benefits of Banning Hate Speech and Pornography -- The Costs of Regulation -- In Search of a Confinable Principle -- Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Hate Speech and Pornography Bans -- Conclusion -- Empirical Studies on the Effects of Pornography