In Our Defense. Amendments Essay
The title of this book is In Our Defense. It is written by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy. This book was copyrighted in 1991 and the First Avon Books edition was published in 1992. The genre is nonfiction, law. This book is about all of our rights as citizens of the United States of America and cases that prove as to why these rights are so important to us. There are, however, some controversies on the extent of how far these rights go.
The first amendment most importantly protects freedom of speech. Dennis Mahon, a member of the KKK, was trying to exercise his freedom of speech, through airing a television program called “Race and Reason.” The Missouri Knights group chose public cable access to broadcast because …show more content…
In August 1967, Kentucky officials, executing warrants issued under a state sedition statute arrested the McSurelys and seized books, papers, and other personal possessions from their home. Shortly after, a federal court declared the state statute unconstitutional, enjoined prosecution, and ordered the appellant Thomas B. Ratliff the Commonwealth Attorney, to hold the seized material in safekeeping pending final disposition of the case. The state prosecutor then made these papers available to a Senate subcommittee investigating riots which occurred in Nashville, Tennessee earlier that year. The Kentucky