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Turner, William Bennett

Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 2,289 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV8658.C7, 791.43
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Most widely held works about William Bennett Turner
Most widely held works by William Bennett Turner
Figures of speech : first amendment heroes and villains by William Bennett Turner( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines First Amendment cases throughout history, discussing Yetta Stromberg, Dannie Martin, Raymond Procunier, Earl Caldwell, Larry Flynt, Clinton Fein, and others, and describing the impact of Communists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Ku Klux Klansmen, prison wardens, and others have had on First Amendment rights in the United States. Recounting controversial First Amendment cases from the Red Scare era to Citizens United, William Bennett Turner shows how we've arrived at our contemporary understanding of free speech. His strange cast of heroes and villains, some drawn from cases he litigated, includes Communists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Ku Klux Klansmen, the world's leading pornographer, prison wardens, dogged reporters, federal judges, a computer whiz, and a counterculture comedian. Offers a brief and insightful history of speaking up and facing the consequences
Writ writer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960, Fred Arispe Cruz, a young man from San Antonio, Texas, was arrested for robbery, convicted and sent to a state prison farm to pick cotton. Inspired by the civil rights movement, Cruz, a Mexican American with only an 8th grade education, became jailhouse lawyer-- writ writer in prison parlance-- and the catalyst of prison reform in Texas. Because he helped other prisoners with lawsuits, the Texas Department of Corrections classified Cruz as an agitator, transferred him to the Ellis Unit "the Alcatraz of Texas," and subjected him to long periods in solitary confinement. Cruz filed a case against George Beto, director of the TDC, which Cruz won in the Supreme Court. This led directly to the 1974 class action suit that found the TDC system unconstitutional. As told by wardens, convicts, and former prisoners who knew him, the film weaves contemporary and archival film footage to evoke the fascinating transformation of Fred Cruz from prisoner to activist, and a prison system still haunted by its past
Remaking the law of wrongful discharge : California's newly constituted Supreme Court must make some hard policy choices about employees' rights by William Bennett Turner( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Figures of speech : first amendment heroes and villains
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