Beyond the Burning Cross: A Landmark Case of Race, Censorship, and the First Amendment

Beyond the Burning Cross: A Landmark Case of Race, Censorship, and the First Amendment

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Does our abhorrence of racism allow us to ban certain forms of speech? This is the simple yet subversive question that Edward J. Cleary posed to the U.S. Supreme Court when, in 1991, he defended a white student who had burned a cross on a black family's lawn in St. Paul, Minnesota, violating a local ordinance against hate crimes. As a progressive, Cleary detested everything his client stood for. But in this compelling argued book he describes how he overturned the… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (July 20, 2011)

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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