Monday, November 26, 2012

Hot Docs: The First Amendment in the 21st Century

Hot Docs highlights interesting new documentaries we've recently added to our collection.

The First Amendment in the 21st Century (DVD 10620-10627) is an eight-part series that highlights landmark free speech cases from the Supreme Court. Each lasts roughly half an hour and includes digital supplemental material, including briefs and case summaries. Subject matter ranges from exclusionary memberships to speech protections for government employees.

Official description from Ambrose Video:

Guided by the nation's top First Amendment scholars, this series brings into focus critical First Amendment issues in the technological world of the 21st century

This series examines eight First Amendment cases decided by the United States Supreme Court, cases that will guide in the understanding of how the First Amendment is still securing our liberties in the technologically rich and rapidly changing world we live in. 

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