The soul of the first amendment by Floyd Abrams

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • United States,
  • Freedom of religion,
  • Freedom of speech,
  • Freedom of the press

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementFloyd Abrams
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF4558 1st .A27 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 145 pages
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26888869M
ISBN 100300190883
ISBN 109780300190885
LC Control Number2016950165

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