THE ADMINISTRATION'S ENCROACHMENTS ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH
In this chapter we shall discuss various forms of interference in political freedom of expression on the part of the administrative bodies. Such interference may include a ban on certain behaviour, the denial of certain advantages, the withdrawal of certain rights and privileges--as a consequence of a person's statements or opinions.
In all fields these matters will chiefly be illustrated by reference to the Supreme Court's practice. The decisions of this court make it apparent where the constitutionally fixed boundary in practical political life goes, between on the one hand the individual's constitutionally warranted freedom of opinion, and on the other the right of the authorities to watch over society's need for security and order.
The behaviour of federal or state administrative authorities within the different branches of administration is mirrored in the many Supreme Court decisions on freedom of speech, as it is warranted by the federal Constitution. Several of these decisions are mentioned in the account above, in other connections, and will only be discussed briefly here.
1. Deportation. The government must be supposed to have considerable freedom in deciding whether or not an alien shall