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The Constitution of Electoral Speech LawThe Supreme Court and Freedom of Expression in Campaigns and Elections$
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Brian K. Pinaire

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804757249

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804757249.001.0001

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Introduction The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law

Introduction The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law

(p.1) Introduction The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law
The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law
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This introductory chapter sets out the book's main theme—the nature and process of freedom of speech within the course of campaigns and elections, or what is referred to as the constitution of electoral speech law. It argues that electoral speech is unique because of its situation within and impact upon the electoral process, necessarily requiring consideration of the customs, values, and inclinations associated with the maintenance of democratic forms, institutions, and practices themselves. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   electoral speech law, free speech, elections, constitution, campaigns, electoral process

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