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SCOM 346: Free Speech in America

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Making Sense of Your Case: Dictionaries

A few legal dictionaries that may help you decipher and use legal jargon.

Making Sense of Your Case: Encyclopedias

When a simple definition is not enough. Excellent sources for explanations of laws and cases, biographies and history. These are "tertiary" sources. You primarily use them to help lead you to primary sources and help you understand concepts.

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  • Censorship
  • Free press and fair trial
  • Freedom of information
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press
  • Government and the press
  • Libel and slander
  • Obscenity (Law)
  • Press and politics
  • Press law