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Smolla, Rodney A.

Overview
Works: 76 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 7,328 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Loose-leaf services  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JC591, 323.443
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rodney A Smolla
Free speech in an open society by Rodney A Smolla( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Should we tolerate speech designed to spread intolerance? As we grope for a response, we find our constitutional and moral imperatives for tolerance and equality in conflict with the equally imperative value of free speech. This is but one of the many such pressing issues dealt with in this timely, important book. Exploring the question 'What should freedom of speech mean in a democracy?,' Rodney Smolla argues that it is a value of overarching significance. Freedom of speech, he says, is not merely an aid to self-governance, but is uniquely connected to all that defines the human spirit--to imagination, creativity, enterprise, rationality, love, worship, and wonder. In a complex modern society, freedom of speech is constantly threatened by other social interests and values, which often seem more important in the short term: national security, personal reputation and privacy, eliminating racism and sexism, instilling values of decency and tolerance in children, controlling the corrupting influences of money on the political process, and bringing order to global electronic communications--all worthy social interests. Smolla shows how even seemingly reasonable regulation of speech tends to progress inexorably toward censorship. He takes on the difficult issue of Who Decides, and he analyzes symbolic and violent dissent, and the 'clear and present danger' doctrine. He probes the disturbing issues of hate speech, obscenity, tolerating intolerance, and truth and falsehood in political campaigns. He looks at personal confidentiality, ponders the possible criteria for creating an objective definition of newsworthiness and public speech--especially with reference to governmental funding of the arts, education, and broadcasting--and explores the implications of the Noriega case, Persian Gulf censorship issues, attempts to export the American concept of free speech, and the challenge of new technologies. Throughout, the discussion of pros and cons is balanced, yet Smolla helps us see clearly why we should defend vigorously our endangered First Amendment rights."--Dust jacket
Jerry Falwell v. Larry Flynt : the First Amendment on trial by Rodney A Smolla( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In February 1988, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on one of the most explosive challenges to the First Amendment in legal history. The case began in 1983, when Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine published a parody that portrayed the Reverend Jerry Falwell--leader of the powerful Moral Majority--as a drunk who engaged in sexual relations with his mother. A shocked Falwell sued Flynt for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. After a wild trial in federal district court, a jury awarded Falwell substantial damages. A federal appeals court upheld the verdict, but then the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Flynt, a sweeping reaffirmation of the freedom of speech. This book is a highly entertaining and intellectually provocative account of this crucial legal battle. The author uses the trial as the centerpiece of a broad exploration of the First Amendment and its implications. In addition, he places the conflict in the larger context of modern televangelism and the pornography business--both lucrative enterprises with powerful media influence.--From publisher description
A year in the life of the Supreme Court( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its importance to the life of the nation and all its citizens, the Supreme Court remains a mystery to most Americans, its workings widely felt but rarely seen firsthand. In this book, journalists who cover the Court-acting as the eyes and ears of not just the American people, but the Constitution itself-give us a rare close look into its proceedings, the people behind them, and the complex, often fascinating ways in which justice is ultimately served. Their narratives form an intimate account of a year in the life of the Supreme Court. The cases heard by the Surpreme Court are, first an
Deliberate intent : a lawyer tells the true story of murder by the book by Rodney A Smolla( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1992, Lawrence Horn hired a contract killer with plans to murder his family using instructions from a book named Hit Man by Paladin Press. After the murders were carried out and the killers sent to trial, Rod Smolla, First Amendment expert and advocate of free speech decided to become the lawyer for the families of the victimes in a civil suit against Paladin Press, holding the publisher accountable
Constitutional law : structure and rights in our federal system by Daan Braveman( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constitution goes to college : five constitutional ideas that have shaped the American university by Rodney A Smolla( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author deftly uses the American university as a lens through which to view the Constitution in action. Drawing on landmark cases and conflicts played out on college campuses, he demonstrates how five key constitutional ideas are not only fiercely contested on college campuses, but also dominate the shape and identity of American university life
Federal civil rights acts by Rodney A Smolla( )

in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law of defamation by Rodney A Smolla( )

in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smolla and Nimmer on freedom of speech by Rodney A Smolla( )

in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal civil rights acts by Rodney A Smolla( )

in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law of defamation by Rodney A Smolla( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Amendment : freedom of expression, regulation of mass media, freedom of religion by Rodney A Smolla( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smolla and Nimmer on freedom of speech : a treatise on the First Amendment by Rodney A Smolla( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights and liabilities in media content : Internet, broadcast, and print by Rodney A Smolla( )

in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional law : structure and rights in our federal system by William C Banks( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law of lawyer advertising by Rodney A Smolla( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This treatise covers in depth the current "hot areas" of lawyer advertising including: submission requirements, use of testimonials and actors, provability requirements, court views on advertisement "dignity", approval requirements, content regulation, competing models of regulation, accident and disaster solicitation ("ambulance chasing") regulations, and societal considerations for regulation. The treatise covers every United States Supreme Court decision on the subject of lawyer advertising. Volume 2 contains the rules and regulations pertaining to lawyer advertising in every state. A comprehensive analysis of the competing models of lawyer advertising across the 50 states."--Publisher's website
Jerry Falwell vs. Larry Flynt : the First Amendment on trial by Rodney A Smolla( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights and liabilities of publishers, broadcasters, and reporters by Slade R Metcalf( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First amendment law handbook( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copyright law anthology by Rodney A Smolla( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains articles reprinted from various law journals
 
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A year in the life of the Supreme Court
Alternative Names
Rodney A. Smolla American academic

Smolla, Rod

Smolla, Rod 1953-

Smolla, Rodney A. 1953-

Languages
English (97)

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Jerry Falwell v. Larry Flynt : the First Amendment on trialA year in the life of the Supreme CourtDeliberate intent : a lawyer tells the true story of murder by the bookConstitutional law : structure and rights in our federal systemThe constitution goes to college : five constitutional ideas that have shaped the American universitySmolla and Nimmer on freedom of speechThe First Amendment : freedom of expression, regulation of mass media, freedom of religionFirst amendment law handbook