This Essay addresses the concept of "first amendment overbreadth." The author attempts to provide a formal definition of overbreadth and discusses ways in which a statute can be overbroad and why overbreadth might be of concern. The author then proposes a formulation of the first amendment overbreadth doctrine that responds to that concern.
Lawrence A. Alexander,
Is There an Overbreadth Doctrine,
San Diego L. Rev.
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