Supreme Court and the First Amendment
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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Freedom of the press -- United States.,
  • Press law -- United States.,
  • Freedom of speech -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementJoseph J. Hemmer, Jr.
LC ClassificationsKF4774 .H46 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 433 p. :
Number of Pages433
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2549099M
ISBN 100275920089
LC Control Number85031173

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