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The constitution of electoral speech law : the Supreme Court and freedom of expression in campaigns and elections / Brian K. Pinaire.

By: Pinaire, Brian K, 1974-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law Books, c2008Description: xv, 349 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780804757249 (cloth : alk. paper); 0804757240 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): United States. Supreme Court | Freedom of speech -- United States | Election law -- United States | Political campaigns -- Law and legislation -- United States | Political parties -- Law and legislation -- United StatesDDC classification: 342.7308/53
Contents:
Introduction. The constitution of electoral speech law. pt. 1. Constitutional elements. Constituent concepts ; Conceptual confluence ; Rhetorical modes ; Cognitive contours -- pt. 2. Constitutional episodes. Burson v. Freeman ; McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission ; Buckley v. American Constitutional Law Foundation, Inc. ; Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-329) and index.

Introduction. The constitution of electoral speech law. pt. 1. Constitutional elements. Constituent concepts ; Conceptual confluence ; Rhetorical modes ; Cognitive contours -- pt. 2. Constitutional episodes. Burson v. Freeman ; McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission ; Buckley v. American Constitutional Law Foundation, Inc. ; Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC.

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Pinaire (Lehigh Univ.) has addressed in depth the elements and episodes that comprise the rules and regulations governing electoral speech law in the US. The study is organized into two sections, the first consisting of what the author describes as "constitutional electoral" and the second as "constitutional episodes." The first section is broken down into conceptual influences, rhetorical modes, and cognitive contours. Within that framework the author examines two concepts--"electoral superintendence" and the "marketplace of ideas." Superintendence serves as shorthand for the general regulation of the processes of democracy, whereas the marketplace principle has been in vogue since the mid-20th century. According to the author, both are critical concepts in the constitution of electoral speech law. Part 2, "Constitutional Episodes," consists primarily, although not exclusively, of analyses of leading case law on the subject. In this section the author explains how the cognitive constitution of electoral speech law is facilitated by "communicative frames" or central organizing ideas for making sense of relevant events and suggesting what is at issue. This is an exceptionally fine analytical treatise covering the intersection of policy and law in the area of electoral free speech. Recommended reading for constitutional law scholars. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections. R. J. Steamer emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Boston

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Brian K. Pinaire is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University.

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