Law Day 2019
Law Day is celebrated annually on May 1st. Check out the Library of Congress Research Guide for a historical overview of this day.
The 2019 theme – Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society – focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.” (ABA).
Stop by the library for a display highlighting this year’s theme with a curated collection of newspaper articles.
Selected Bibliography of Free Speech & Free Press treatises available at the library
- Ashmore, Harry S. Fear in the air: broadcasting and the First Amendment: the anatomy of a constitutional crisis (1973)
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Freedom of the press and fair trial: final report with recommendations (1967)
- Barron, Jerome A. First amendment law in a nutshell (1993)
- Berns, Walter Fred. Freedom virtue and the first amendment (1969)
- Cappella, Joseph N. Spiral of cynicism: the press and the public good (1997)
- Chafee, Zechariah. Free speech in the United States (1941)
- Conahan Kathleen K. Rights of minors to freedom of speech (1968)
- Emerson, Thomas Irwin. The system of freedom of expression (1970)
- Hachten, William A. The Supreme Court on freedom of the press: decisions and dissents (1968)
- Jasper, Margaret C. The law of speech and the First Amendment (1999)
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- Levy, Leonard Williams. Freedom of the press from Zenger to Jefferson: early American libertarian theories (1966)
- Levy, Leonard Williams. Freedom of speech and press in early American history: legacy of suppression (1963)
- Nelson, Harold Lewis. Freedom of the press from Hamilton to the Warren Court (1967)
- Shapiro, Martin. Freedom of speech: the Supreme Court and judicial review (1966)
- Starr, Isidore. The idea of liberty: First Amendment freedoms (1978)
- Sunstein, Cass R. Democracy and the problem of free speech (1995)
- Swanson, James L. First amendment law handbook (1990)
- Walker, Samuel. Hate speech: the history of an American controversy (1994)
Selected Bibliography of Free Speech & Free Press law review articles available at the library
- Meadors, Carey Brian, Time to reflect: when should ‘dangerous’ speech lose its First Amendment shield? 36 Court Review 2, 46-54 (1999)
- Shefa, Mason C., First amendment 2.0: revisting Marsh and the quasi-public forum in the age of social media, 41 University of Hawaii Law Review, 1, 159-188 (2018)
- Zaracostas, Michael G, Hate crime and the First Amendment, 32 Court Review, 2, 29-38 (1995)
Selected Bibliography of available resources on HeinOnline (access in-library only):
- Lange, Ellen E., Racist speech on campus: a Title VII solution to a First Amendment problem, 64 Southern California Law Review, 1, 105-134 (1990)
- Matsuda, Mari J., Public response to racist speech: considering the victim’s story, 87 Michigan Law Review, 8, 2320-2381 (1989).
- Dawson, Samuel Arthur. Freedom of the press: a study of the legal doctrine of ‘qualified privilege’ (1982)
- First Amendment Law Review published by University of North Carolina School of Law (2003-2018).