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Managed Speech: The Roberts Court's First Amendment

Gregory P. Magarian


This book comprehensively explores and critiques how the current U.S. Supreme Court, under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, has reshaped First Amendment free speech law. The book argues that the Roberts Court’s First Amendment decisions consistently conform to a version of expressive freedom that the author calls “managed speech,” providing limited protection for expressive autonomy while bolstering social and political stability. The book critiques managed speech and advocates a contrasting vision of constitutional speech protection called “dynamic diversity,” which aims to broad ... More

Keywords: U.S. Supreme Court, Roberts Court, First Amendment, free speech, managed speech, dynamic diversity, private speech, government preserves, electoral process

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190466794
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466794.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory P. Magarian, author
Professor of Law, Washington University Law School, St. Louis