Dilemmas in regulating electoral speech of non-profit organisations

Nina J. Crimm, Laurence H. Winer

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    Abstract

    Western liberal democracies, including the United States and Australia, are predicated on the rights of individual citizens not only to vote but also to participate fully in the public political arena by expressing and hearing the widest possible variety of thoughts and ideas from the most diverse sources. The FirstAmendment of the USConstitution explicitly enshrines fundamental free speech and press rights – includingmost vitally electoral speech – of all speakers: individuals as well as groups, associations and corporations.1 Indeed, the ‘[First] Amendment rests on the assumption that the widest possible dissemination of information from diverse and antagonistic sources is essential to the welfare of the public’

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationNot-for-Profit Law: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages61-84
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Print)9781107282117, 9781107053601
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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