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The Resource Madison's music : on reading the First Amendment, Burt Neuborne

Madison's music : on reading the First Amendment, Burt Neuborne

Label
Madison's music : on reading the First Amendment
Title
Madison's music
Title remainder
on reading the First Amendment
Statement of responsibility
Burt Neuborne
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Are you sitting down? It turns out that everything you learned about the First Amendment is wrong. For too long, we've been treating small, isolated snippets of the text as infallible gospel without looking at the masterpiece of the whole. Legal luminary Burt Neuborne argues that the structure of the First Amendment as well as of the entire Bill of Rights was more intentional than most people realize, beginning with the internal freedom of conscience and working outward to freedom of expression and finally freedom of public association. This design, Neuborne argues, was not to protect discrete individual rights--such as the rights of corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections--but to guarantee that the process of democracy continues without disenfranchisement, oppression, or injustice. Neuborne, who was the legal director of the ACLU and has argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court, invites us to hear the "music" within the form and content of Madison's carefully formulated text. When we hear Madison's music, a democratic ideal flowers in front of us, and we can see that the First Amendment gives us the tools to fight for campaign finance reform, the right to vote, equal rights in the military, the right to be full citizens, and the right to prevent corporations from riding roughshod over the weakest among us. Neuborne gives us an eloquent lesson in democracy that informs and inspires. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neuborne, Burt
Dewey number
342.7308/5
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4558 1st
LC item number
.N48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Civil rights
  • Constitutional history
Label
Madison's music : on reading the First Amendment, Burt Neuborne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading the First Amendment as a Poem -- Why Reading the First Amendment Isn't Easy -- Madison's Music : Lost and Found -- The First Amendment as a Narrative of Democracy -- Madison's Music Restored : Recovering Madison's Democracy-Friendly First Amendment -- The Democracy-Friendly First Amendment in Action -- Mr. Madison's Neighborhood -- Divine Madness : Hearing Madison's Music in the Religion Clauses -- The Costs of Ignoring Madison's Music : The Enigma of Judicial Review -- Madison, the Reluctant Poet : How the Great Poem Almost Didn't Get Written
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781620970416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 604246
  • (OCoLC)873007874
  • (OCoLC)ocn873007874
  • 604246
Label
Madison's music : on reading the First Amendment, Burt Neuborne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading the First Amendment as a Poem -- Why Reading the First Amendment Isn't Easy -- Madison's Music : Lost and Found -- The First Amendment as a Narrative of Democracy -- Madison's Music Restored : Recovering Madison's Democracy-Friendly First Amendment -- The Democracy-Friendly First Amendment in Action -- Mr. Madison's Neighborhood -- Divine Madness : Hearing Madison's Music in the Religion Clauses -- The Costs of Ignoring Madison's Music : The Enigma of Judicial Review -- Madison, the Reluctant Poet : How the Great Poem Almost Didn't Get Written
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781620970416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 604246
  • (OCoLC)873007874
  • (OCoLC)ocn873007874
  • 604246

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