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Published: 18 February 2016

568 Pages


ISBN: 9780190461621

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Press and Speech Under Assault

The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Wendell Bird

  • Challenges existing first amendment scholarship with controversial theses
  • A fresh reassessment of the early Supreme Court
  • Sheds new light on the Sedition Act and the Federalist-Republican battles of the 1790s