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First Amendment, Second Edition

  • Erwin Chemerinsky
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From the same author of the highly successful Constitutional Law, Sixth Edition, a leading casebook in the field, The First Amendment by Erwin Chemerinsky provides a comprehensive and accessible review of speech and religion jurisprudence under the First Amendment (Chapters 9 and 10 of Constitutional Law,Sixth Edition). With its concise, yet comprehensive presentation, The First Amendment presents the law solely through case excerpts and the author’s own essays, which make the law more readily understood through context and background information. The text’s flexible organization accommodates a variety of course structures so that no chapter assumes that students have read preceding material.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Important new free speech cases, especially Janus v. American Federation and NIFLA v. Becerra
  • Updated with cases through the October 2019 Term, including Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Concise, yet comprehensive presentation
  • Leading text by a prominent scholar
  • Flexible organization—no chapter assumes students have read other chapters, which allows for a variety of course lengths and structures
  • Distinctive approach using only case excerpts and author’s own essays
  • Context and background material to make the law more readily understood


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