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The First Amendment in the Trump Era

Timothy Zick


This book examines challenges to the First Amendment during the Trump Era. The Trump Era is characterized first and foremost by a president who has publicly challenged First Amendment free speech and press principles, norms, and rights. Candidate and now President Trump has declared “war” on the institutional press, publicly condemned individual protesters, blocked Twitter critics, made derogatory comments about race and gender, and exhibited a general intolerance of criticism and dissent. These events have transpired in an era also characterized by a diminished institutional press, mass digit ... More

Keywords: First Amendment, Trump Era, President Trump, free press, dissent, campus speech, hate speech, post truth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190073992
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190073992.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Zick, author
John Marshall Profesor of Goverment and Citizenship, William & Mary Law School

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