A Rationale from J. S. Mill for the Free Speech Clause

@article{Wright1985ARF,
  title={A Rationale from J. S. Mill for the Free Speech Clause},
  author={R. Wright},
  journal={The Supreme Court Review},
  year={1985},
  volume={1985},
  pages={149 - 178}
}
  • R. Wright
  • Published 1985
  • Sociology
  • The Supreme Court Review
My purpose here is to defend a simple if unpopular thesis. I assume that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment has an appropriate range of applicability. The scope of the First Amendment should be determined by the broadest range of purposes or values that can coherently be thought to underlie the Free Speech Clause. Where free speech values are not significantly implicated by any given expression or conduct, the expression is not entitled to protection under the Free Speech Clause. The… Expand
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