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This volume contains the essential material on the freedom of expression of opinion from the viewpoint of the arguments for and against restrictions upon it. The factual material has been omitted as too voluminous for satisfactory selections but it has been covered in the rather extensive bibliography which is a feature of the volume. The material reprinted has been classified as follows:
Historical and Philosophical.
The Constitutional Guarantees.
B. Laws Restricting Freedom of Opinion.
Communist and Fascist Views.
Briefs have also been included, and an introduction has been contributed by Professor Zechariah Chafee, jr., Professor of Law of Harvard University.
Acknowledgment is hereby made to those who have contributed in securing the material for this volume, especially to the Staff of the American Civil Liberties Union, to Mr. Ralph M. Easley of the National Civic Federation, and also to Mr. Walter Nelles, Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, and Mr. Murray T. Quigg, Editor of Law and Labor, for the original articles contributed to the section on Injunctions.
February 10, 1927
EDITH M. PHELPS