Each chapter opens with a concise scene-setting commentary, then turns the "debate" over to selections from the large amount of literature that has treated free speech/press/religion since the 17th century. The authors describe their general editorial approach to selecting the pieces as tending toward consensus classics in the field and other articles especially good at clarifying arguments for the classroom.
John H. Garvey & Frederick Schauer, eds., The First Amendment: A Reader, West Publishing Company (1992).
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