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The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law: The Supreme Court and Freedom of Expression in Campaigns and Elections

Brian K. Pinaire


Bush v. Gore brought to the public's attention the significance of election law and the United States Supreme Court's role in structuring the rules that govern how campaigns and elections function in America. This book examines one expanding domain within this larger legal context: freedom of speech in the political process, or electoral speech law. Specifically, the author examines the Court's evolving conceptions of free speech in the electoral process and then traces the consequences of various debates and determinations from the post-World War II era to the present. In his analysis of the ... More

Keywords: Bush v. Gore, election law, Supreme Court, campaigns, elections, freedom of speech, political process, electoral speech law, electoral process, electoral expression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804757249
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804757249.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian K. Pinaire, author