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Free Speech in the Balance is the first comprehensive study of proportional analysis in free speech theory. This book challenges the US Supreme Court’s categorical approach and explains the importance of understanding the breadth of concerns arising from regulations directly and indirectly impacting expression. The author provides in-depth analysis of some of the important social and political principles governing topics of vital concern, including campaign financing, university speech codes, secondary school rules, incitement, and threats. This book should be read by students and scholars of free speech theory and anyone interested in learning more about the history of existing law, the issues of current importance, and trends in expressive significance.
Alexander Tsesis is the Raymond & Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law and Professor of Law at the Loyola University in Chicago. He is also the General Editor of the Cambridge Studies on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. He is the author of seven university press books, most recently Free Speech in the Balance (Cambridge University Press 2020). Other recent books include, Constitutional Ethos: Liberal Equality for the Common Good (Oxford University Press 2017). The subjects of his articles range from cyber speech, constitutional interpretation, civil rights law, and human rights. His articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and Northwestern University Law Review.