Author Archives: Corey Brettschneider

State Speaks Symposium: Responses to Chambers (Chapter 3), Rubinstein (Chapter 4), Vallier (Chapter 5) and Stiltz (Chapter 5)

Response to Chambers Simone Chambers raises several good questions, but I focus on two. First, Chambers claims that the loss that comes from banning hateful viewpoints falls well short of the Invasive State. Canada, for instance, has laws banning hate … Continue reading

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Response to Sarah Conly on Chapter 2 of When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

I’d like to thank Sarah Conly and our commentators for raising an important set of questions about the book. In this post, I focus on Conly’s worry that reflective revision cannot include citizens who reject the core democratic values of … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Response to Quong on the Introduction and Chapter One of When the State Speaks

I would like to begin by thanking the contributors to Public Reason symposium for such careful summaries of the book and such thoughtful and probing questions. The discussions in the comments section have also been terrific and I am grateful … Continue reading

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Born Free, But Not Indifferent

In the following piece, recently published on the Foreign Policy website, I discuss the implications of my account of free speech for the controversy surrounding The Innocence of Muslims, the anti-Islam video made in California. I focus on how my … Continue reading

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Bloggingheads.tv on When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?

My appearance with Glenn Loury on Bloggingheads.tv is now online. We discuss hate speech, Holocaust denial, and a variety of other free speech issues addressed in When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and … Continue reading

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Princeton University Press Conference Discount

Now that the APSA annual conference is cancelled, Princeton University Press, which has a substantial list in political theory, is offering the conference discount through its website. Here is the link: http://press.princeton.edu/blog/2012/08/27/new-2012-political-science-law-catalog-and-apsa2012-announcement/ read more… Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

  I am happy to announce that Princeton University Press has relased my new book: http://www.amazon.com/When-State-Speaks-What-Should/dp/0691147620   Here is a description: When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality How should a liberal … Continue reading

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New Casebook: Constitutional Law and American Democracy by Corey Brettschneider

I am happy to announce the publication of my new integrated casebook and reader, Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings, with Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Press: http://www.aspenpublishers.com/Product.asp?catalog_name=Aspen&category_name=&product_id=0735579822   If you would like a complimentary copy to review for possible use … Continue reading

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Response to Alon Harel on Chapter Seven of Democratic Rights, “Judicial Review: Balancing Rights and Procedures.”

 I would like to thank Alon for his comments on Chapter 7, especially given the importance of his own work on the topic of the chapter.  My conversations with him on this subject also have helped me to clarify my … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Response to Alex Zakaras on Chapter Six of Democratic Rights, “Private Property and the Right to Welfare.”

Thanks to Alex for his thoughtful and helpful post on this chapter.  His comments are especially helpful in thinking through how my account might respond to a kind of libertarian or “classically liberal” challenge. Specifically, Alex develops such a potential … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Response to Jim Wilson on Democratic Rights, Chapter V, “The Rights of the Punished.”

Many thanks to Jim Wilson for an excellent discussion of Chapter V, “The Rights of the Punished.”  I will focus on two issues raised by his comments.  Both concern the relationship between my own theory and more traditional accounts of … Continue reading

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Brettschneider Response to Comments on Chapter 3, “Democratic Contractualism” (And An Initial Response to Comments on Chapter 4, “Public Justification and the Right to Privacy”)

Many thanks to Eric for another stellar set of insightful and challenging comments. Eric suggests that there is more potential for conflict between the substantive and procedural aspects of democracy than in less robust theories of self-government. I largely bracket … Continue reading

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Brettschneider response to comments on Chapter 2 of Democratic Rights

Many thanks to Anna for another very careful summary and an important set of questions.  In Chapter One and our discussion about it I emphasized why the value theory forces proceduralists to make a choice: Either they can acknowledge that … Continue reading

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Brettschneider response to comments on Chapter 1 of Democratic Rights

I would like to thank Micah and Eric for organizing this group.  I would also like to thank Micah for his very careful and insightful summary of Chapter One, “The Value Theory of Democracy.”  I’ll take his second question first.  … Continue reading

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