Freedom Forum Position: First Amendment Specialist

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The Freedom Forum is accepting applications for its First Amendment specialist position. The position is full-time. More information available from the website here

Rozenshtein on Silicon Valley's Speech: Technology Giants and the Deregulatory First Amendment @ARozenshtein @UofMNLawSchool

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Rozenshtein, University of Minnesota Law School, has published Silicon Valley's Speech: Technology Giants and the Deregulatory First Amendment at 1 Journal of Free Speech 337 (2021). Alan Z.

Corbin on Government Speech and First Amendment Capture @CarolineMCorbin @VirginiaLawRev

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Caroline Mala Corbin, University of Miami School of Law, is publishing Government Speech and First Amendment Capture in the Virginia Law Review Online (2021).

Carlos Miller – First Amendment Hero

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awesomeness First Amendment First Amendment Bad Ass Flori-duh flunkiesIf you don’t already know who Carlos Miller is, you should. You are more free because Miller won’t let newsgathering and photography die under the wheels of a paranoid nation, shrieking with fear at imaginary terrorists, and hiring policies in police departments that seem to favor people with personality disorders that would make Eric Cartman [.].

Fidler on The New Editors: Refining First Amendment Protections for Internet Platforms @mailynfidler

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Mailyn Fidler, Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is publishing The New Editors: Refining First Amendment Protections for Internet Platforms in the Notre Dame Law School Journal on Emerging Technology (2021).

Henricksen on Disinformation and the First Amendment: Fraud on the Public

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Wes Henricksen, Barry University School of Law, has published Disinformation and the First Amendment: Fraud on the Public. Here is the abstract. If one deceives another in a manner that profits the deceiver and harms the victim, it is fraud

SMU Law School Call for Applications: First Amendment Fellow @SMULawSchool

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Southern Methodist University School of Law has posted a call for applications for a First Amendment Fellow in its First Amendment Clinic. See here

Applications For Position as Full-Time Legal Fellow Now Open at University of Georgia School of Law First Amendment Clinic @UGA1stAmClinic

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From the UGA School of Law First Amendment Clinic (via Josh Moore at RCFP) The University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic seeks a full-time, post-graduate Legal Fellow to start in August 2022. The First Amendment Clinic’s mission

Goldman on How Section 230 Enhances the First Amendment @ericgoldman

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Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, has published How Section 230 Enhances the First Amendment in the American Constitutional Society Issue Brief (2020).

Cornell Law School Accepting Applications For Stanton Fellow For First Amendment Clinic @CornellLaw

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Cornell Law School is accepting applications for a Stanton Fellow for its First Amendment Clinic. The Fellow will, among other activities, manage ongoing cases and supervise the work of the students in the Clinic. This is a full-time position for

The First Amendment Under Attack!

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The Seventh Amendment Calculator

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The Seventh Amendment states: In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any […]. misc constitution seventh amendmentby Jay Marshall Wolman There is an interesting financial quirk in the Bill of Rights.

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First Amendment meets Second Amendment

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Blitz on Deepfakes and Other Non-Testimonial Falsehoods: When Is Belief Manipulation (Not) First Amendment Speech? @OCULAW

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March Jonathan Blitz, Oklahoma City University, has published Deepfakes and Other Non-Testimonial Falsehoods: When is Belief Manipulation (Not) First Amendment Speech?

Third Amendment Lawyers Association

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by Jay Marshall Wolman In asking what to do with this blog, Dan suggested that we blog about the Third Amendment. Marc actually blogged about a Third Amendment case here and here. If people thought Second Amendment jurisprudence was thin (at least until DC v. Heller rolled around), Third Amendment cases are fewer and further […].

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First Amendment Watch Panel Discussion: Reclaiming the Narrative Video Now Available @FirstAmendWatch @LidskyLidsky @sjquinney @UGASchoolofLaw

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From First Amendment Watch: Video of the May 19th FAW panel discussion, Reclaiming the Narrative: Defamation Lawsuits and the 2020 Election, featuring Lyrissa Lidsky, Jonathan Peters, and RonNell Anderson Jones.

Third Amendment Case in Nevada!

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A federal lawsuit filed against the Henderson, NV police department raises Third Amendment issues! How exciting! In the case, Anthony Mitchell and his family sued the City of Henderson and its Police Chief Jutta Chambers, Officers Garret Poiner, Ronald Feola, Ramona Walls, Angela Walker, and Christopher Worley, and City of North Las Vegas and its […].

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Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case

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Check out the blog post to discover the details of First Amendment case where Dr. Steven Novella [Mr. Randazza’s client] was sued for sharing his opinions about controversial Alzheimer’s treatment.Filed under: defamation, ethics, First Amendment, misc. defamation ethics First Amendment miscThe latest successful case of Marc Randazza was highlighted on Pissed Consumer.

Angelo on Krotoszynski's The Disappearing First Amendment

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Michael Conklin, Angelo State University, is publishing Disappearing Act: Are Free Speech Rights Decreasing? in the St. Mary's Law Journal for 2020. Here is the abstract. This is a critical analysis of Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.’s s new book, The Disappearing

Ninth Circuit: Montana Statute Prohibiting Political Robocalls Violates First Amendment

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Fox, the 9th Circuit has ruled that a Montana statute prohibiting political robocalls runs afoul of the First Amendment, holding while the government may regulate the time, place, and manner of such calls, it may not In Victory Processing v.

Fourth Circuit Delivers First Amendment Ass-Kicking

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advertising law censorship Civil Liberties First Amendment internet law law practice politics prior restraint SLAPP civil rights DeVoy This is not a Star Trek order. There are no pithy jokes here. There is, however, a shocking exposé of just how insidious the government can be in coercing silence when you speak out against outdated, incorrect, and even dangerous “conventional wisdom.” ” Cooksey v. Futrell, et al., Case No. 12-2084, 2013 WL […].

Francis on Freedom of Thought in the United States: The First Amendment, Marketplaces of Ideas, and the Internet @sjquinney

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Francis, University of Utah College of Law, is publishing Freedom of Thought in the United States: The First Amendment, Marketplaces of Ideas, and the Internet in the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance. Leslie P.

Tushnet on the First Amendment and Trademark Registration @rtushnet

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Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center, has published The First Amendment Walks Into a Bar: Trademark Registration and Free Speech, at 92 Notre Dame L. This Article analyzes the First Amendment arguments against 381 (2016). Here is the abstract.

Bowman on Universities' Speech and the First Amendment @Prof_KBowman @NebLRev

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Bowman, Michigan State University, is publishing Universities' Speech and the First Amendment in the Nebraska Law Review (2021). Kristine L. Here is the abstract. Increasingly, scholars and students alike suggest that university leaders should engage in speech to oppose racism

Sunstein on Falsehoods and the First Amendment @CassSunstein

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Sunstein, Harvard Law School, has published Falsehoods and the First Amendment. From the standpoint of the First Amendment, does truth or falsity matter? Cass R. Here is the abstract. What is the constitutional status of falsehoods? These questions have become

Carlos Miller – First Amendment Hero

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awesomeness First Amendment First Amendment Bad Ass Flori-duh flunkiesIf you don’t already know who Carlos Miller is, you should. You are more free because Miller won’t let newsgathering and photography die under the wheels of a paranoid nation, shrieking with fear at imaginary terrorists, and hiring policies in police departments that seem to favor people with personality disorders that would make Eric Cartman [.].

Krotoszynski on The Disappearing First Amendment (Preface and Chapter 10) @UALawSchool

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University of Alabama School of Law, has published The Disappearing First Amendment (Preface and Chapter 10) (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The standard account of the First Amendment posits that the U.S. Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.,

Post and Rothman on The First Amendment and the Right(s) of Publicity @profrothman

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Rothman, Loyola (Los Angeles) Law School, are publishing The First Amendment and the Right(s) of Publicity in volume 130 of the Yale Law Journal (2020). Robert Post, Yale Law School, and Jennifer E.

Adler on Art's First Amendment Status @nyulaw

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Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, has published Art's First Amendment Status: A Cultural History of The Masses in volume 50 of the Arizona State Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. This Article explores a little-known chapter

Cornell Law School's First Amendment Clinic Opens Applications for Position of Local Journalism Attorney @CornellLaw

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Cornell University Law School's First Amendment Clinic is accepting applications for the new position of Local Journalism Attorney. The attorney, based in New York City, will have primary responsibility for developing and managing a New York Metropolitan Area based project

Applications Open For UVA Legal Fellowship, First Amendment Clinic, University of Virginia School of Law

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The First Amendment Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, in partnership with the Reporters Committee, is hiring a legal fellow for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years.

Call For Applications, First Amendment Fellow: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University @ASUCollegeofLaw

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The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is accepting applications for the Stanton First Amendment Fellow for its First Amendment Clinic.

Revenge Pornography and the First Amendment

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Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern University School of Law, is publishing Revenge Pornography and First Amendment Exceptions in the Emory Law Journal. The Supreme Court has recently declared that speech is protected by the First Amendment unless it Here is the abstract.

Hudson on Justice Kennedy and the First Amendment @BelmontLaw

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has published Justice Kennedy and the First Amendment at 9 Houston Law Review Off the Record 49 (2019). This essay reviews some of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s most significant contributions to First Amendment David L. Hudson, Jr., Here is the abstract.

Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada

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A long time back, I wrote about a Third Amendment claim in Nevada. source) A few weeks ago, Judge Gordon rejected the plaintiff’s Third Amendment claim. source)Filed under: misc.

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Hooker on Censorship, Free Speech & Facebook: Applying the First Amendment to Social Media Platforms via the Public Function Exception @MatthewPHooker

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Matthew Hooker, Wake Forest University School of Law, is publishing Censorship, Free Speech & Facebook: Applying the First Amendment to Social Media Platforms via the Public Function Exception in volume 15 of the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts

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Hudson on Anti-Profanity Laws and the First Amendment

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has published Anti-Profanity Laws and the First Amendment at 42 T. David L. Hudson, Jr., Marshall L. 203 (2017). Here is the abstract. The essay first examines several current state laws that prohibit profanity under certain circumstances. It then

Dr. Laura, Bible Spice, and the First Amendment

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Yesterday’s post about Dr. Laura was not a First Amendment post. However, I got a persuasive email from a friend who all but demanded that I address the First Amendment “issue&# in the story. Tags: First Amendment imbeciles It was a post about a cultural issue, not a legal issue. I just wanted to ignore Dr. Laura’s claim that [.].

Duke University School of Law Now Accepting Applications For Director of First Amendment Clinic

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Duke University School of Law is accepting applications for a director for its First Amendment Clinic. The new director will work with the clinic’s supervising attorney to build on the clinic’s existing work with the goal of being among the

No First Amendment Right to Military Insubordination

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In reaction to being reprimanded, he claimed that he had a right to express his sincerely held religious opinion under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and under the First Amendment. In Wayne v. James, a Mormon airman flipped out that there were gay weddings at West Point’s chapel. Both arguments failed. RFRA provides that the […].

The First Amendment, Net Neutrality, and Speech

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Struble and Berin Michael Szoka, both of TechFreedom, have published A Conflict of Visions: How the '21st Century First Amendment' Violates Geoffrey A. Manne and Ben Sperry, both of the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), and Thomas W.

Wu on Whether the First Amendment Is Obsolete @superwuster

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Tim Wu, Columbia University Law School, has published Is the First Amendment Obsolete? The First Amendment was a dead letter for much of American history. as Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-573. Here is the abstract. Unfortunately, there is

Krotoszynski on Whistleblowing Speech and the First Amendment @IndianaLJ

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has published Whistleblowing Speech and the First Amendment at 93 Indiana Law Journal 267 (2018). Alexander Meiklejohn, the iconic First Amendment scholar who expounded the democratic self-government theory of the freedom of Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., Here is the abstract.