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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A year later , the Committee's charter was embodied in the Legislative
Reorganization Act . On five occasions , at the beginning of sessions of Congress
, it has made the authorizing resolution part of the rules of the House . On
GIBSON V. FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE ( 1963 ) The
Florida legislature had authorized its Legislative Investigation Committee to look
into Communist infiltration into various organizations , including the Miami ...
conducting legislative investigations . Prior decisions illumine the contending
principles . This Court has repeatedly held that rights of association are within the
ambit of the constitutional protections afforded by the First and Fourteenth ...