Freedom of Association: Rights and Liberties Under the Law
Freedom of Association: Rights and Liberties under the Law chronicles the evolution of a right derived from but not granted in the First Amendment--freedom of association. An opening analysis of the Supreme Court's ruling against a gay adult member of the Boy Scouts of America illustrates the range and complexity of this issue.
Historical discussions of colonial America, including the British Parliament's efforts to suppress political associations, set the stage for a careful scrutiny of the political and legislative activities of the 1950s and 1960s when the Supreme Court established freedom of association as a constitutionally protected right. A concluding chapter delves into the contemporary issues of antidiscriminatory and campaign finance laws and explores the ever-present tension between liberty--freedom from the state--and equality--protection by the state.
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In Bryant New York had , in contrast , made its case . As Harlan noted in his
opinion , the NAACP had “ made an uncontroverted showing that on past
occasions revelation of the identity of its rank - and - file members has exposed
Upon filing the complaint , Dale gave an interview to the New York Times in
which he asserted , “ I owe it to the organization to point out to them how bad and
wrong this policy is .... Being proud about who I am is something the Boy Scouts ...
Were the Boy Scouts that different from the Jaycees , the Rotary , or the New York
Athletic Club ? Or was it Dale's gayness that determined the outcome of his case
? The case can be looked at as protection from the long arm of state - enforced ...