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Freeing SpeechThe Constitutional War over National Security$
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John Denvir

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814720141

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814720141.001.0001

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Constitutional Wars

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Freeing Speech
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John Denvir

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814720141.003.0001

This book explores the constitutional war over presidential power and free speech. More specifically, it considers the debate over how the Constitution impacts national security. It examines the president's ability to dominate debate on national security and the constitutionality of the use of presidential power. It introduces a vision called National Security Presidency, which claims extraordinary powers for the president in the area of national security, and discusses the implications of the power of presidential speech for democracy as well as the role of citizens groups in democratic debates. It also proposes a solution to presidential dominance in the form of a First Amendment that makes sure that opposition voices are heard. Finally, it calls for a new official constitution that limits presidential power and expands human rights.

Keywords:   presidential power, free speech, Constitution, national security, National Security Presidency, presidential speech, citizens groups, democratic debates, First Amendment, human rights

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