Social Advocacy and Law: Twitter or Shakespeare?
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Would King's introspection and methodical approach to social advocacy find any ears at all in response to today's news cycle? A series of imponderable mass shootings culminating in the one in Parkland, Florida is followed by a former Supreme Court Justice's call for revocation of the Second Amendment, ignoring the near impossibility of finding the 38 state legislatures necessary for ratification. James Madison argued 230 years ago in the Federalist Papers that the only way to control factions is either to curtail liberty or design a system of counterweights to reflexive action in the face of popular passions. [...]was formed one of the guiding principles of the U.S. Constitution and our republican form of government. According to a Nielsen Company audience report, in the first quarter of 2016, Americans consumed an average of 10 hours and 39 minutes of media per day.
Reiser, Robert ; Pollack, Daniel. (October 2018). Social Advocacy and Law: Twitter or Shakespeare? Practice & Policy 76(5): 24.
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