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by Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary University of London, UK. ‘Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press....’. So proclaims, in some of its key words, the US Constitution’s First Amendment. What would a sociology of freedom of speech, a freedom so talismanic in US law, look like? The furore over [...]
By Helen Carr, Kent Law School, University of Kent Some argue that the collapse of Ronan Point which killed four people in 1968 following a gas explosion within the tower block marked the beginning of the end of the welfare state. Grenfell Tower may well have a similar place in history, the moment when the [...]
Dermot Feenan, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, reflects upon images of law and justice in the Supreme Court of Mexico as the world’s leading socio-legal associations converge in Mexico City. Figure 1. Courtesy Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature As the Socio-Legal Studies Association joins with other law and [...]