Zick on The Dynamic Free Speech Clause: Free Speech and Its Relation To Other Constitutional Rights @WMLawSchool

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Timothy Zick, William & Mary Law School, has published Introduction to The Dynamic Free Speech Clause: Free Speech and Its Relation to Other Constitutional Rights (Oxford Univ.

Marmor on Two Rights of Free Speech @CornellLaw

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Andrei Marmor, Cornell University Law School, has published Two Rights of Free Speech at 31 Ratio Juris 139 (2018). Here is the abstract. My main argument in this paper is that the right to freedom of expression is not a

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Coenen on Free Speech and the Law of Evidence

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Coenen, University of Georgia Law School, is publishing Free Speech and the Law of Evidence in the Duke Law Journal (2018). Dan T. Here is the abstract. To what extent does the First Amendment limit the ability of prosecutors to

Coe on Anonymity and Pseudonymity: Free Speech's Problem Children @pcoelaw

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Peter Coe, Aston University, is publishing Anonymity and Pseudonymity: Free Speech's Problem Children in the Media & Arts Review. Here is the abstract. Through comparative analysis of United States, English, German and European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence, this article

Watch Out, CNN: Trump’s Supreme Court Frontrunner Is Bad News for Free Speech

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With a single decision four years ago, Brett Kavanaugh led something of a revolution in federal courts. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Politics Business THR Online

Multifactoral Free Speech

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Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is publishing Multifactoral Free Speech in volume 110 of the Northwestern University Law Review (2016). This article presents a multifactoral approach to free speech analysis. Here is the abstract. Difficult cases present

Torres-Spelliscy on Campaign Finance, Free Speech, and Boycotts @ProfCiara

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University College of Law, is publishing Campaign Finance, Free Speech, and Boycotts in volume 41 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (2018). I gave a speech at Columbia Law School

Fox Argues Muhammad Ali Super Bowl Segment Is Free Speech

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The broadcaster is fighting a $30 million lawsuit for allegedly infringing the boxer's publicity rights and implying a false endorsement. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Free Speech Bites: A Podcast Devoted To the Concept of Freedom of Speech and Thought

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Nigel Warburton, who hosts the podcast Philosophy Bites, has launched the podcast Free Speech Bites, devoted to investigating free speech issues. Follow Free Speech Bites on Twitter at @FreeSpeechBites.

Balkin on Free Speech In the Algorithmic Age @jackbalkin

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Balkin, Yale University Law School, is publishing Free Speech in the Algorithmic Society: Big Data, Private Governance, and New School Speech Regulation in the UC Davis Law Review (2018). Jack M.

Smith on The Free Speech Vernacular: Conceptual Confusions in the Way We Speak About Speech

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Smith, University of Texas, Austin, is publishing The Free Speech Vernacular: Conceptual Confusions in the Way We Speak About Speech in volume 22 of the Texas Review of Law & Politics (2017). Tara A.

Free Speech in Europe Today

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Anthony Lester, Blackstone Chambers, has published Free Speech Today at 33 Polish Yearbook of International Law 129 (2013). Here is the abstract. The article is an amended version of the Marek Nowicki Memorial Lecture presented at Warsaw University in 2014

Free Speech For Thee and For Me

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From the Boston Globe: Steven Pinker on why free speech is a fundamental value

Balancing Free Speech With Other Constitutional Values

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Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law, is publishing Balancing Free Speech in volume 96 of the Boston University Law Review (2015). This article develops a theory for balancing free speech against other express and

Snow on Free Speech and Disparaging Trademarks

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Ned Snow, University of South Carolina, is publishing Free Speech & Disparaging Trademarks in volume 57 of the Boston College Law Review (2016). Speech law has silenced trademark.

Coenen on Free Speech and Generally Applicable Laws: A New Doctrinal Synthesis @UGASchoolofLaw

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Coenen, University of Georgia Law School, is publishing Free Speech and Generally Applicable Laws: A New Doctrinal Synthesis in the Iowa Law Review. A longstanding mystery of constitutional law concerns how the Free Speech Dan T.

Alexander on Free Speech and Paying Fines With Coins

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Alexander, UALR-Bowen School of Law, has published A Penny for Your Thoughts: Free Speech and Paying Fines with Coins. Peter C. Here is the abstract. In October, 2016, the city of Springfield, Illinois encroached on the First Amendment rights of

Zick on Restroom Use, Civil Rights, and Free Speech "Opportunism" @OhioStateLJ

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Timothy Zick, William & Mary Law School, is publishing Restroom Use, Civil Rights, and Free Speech ‘Opportunism’ in the Ohio State Law Journal. Commentators have expressed concerns that litigants are invoking the First Amendment’s Free Speech

Lebovic on Free Speech and Unfree News

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Sam Lebovic, Assistant Professor of History, George Mason University, has published Free Speech and Unfree News (Harvard University Press, 2016). Does America have a free press?

Joseph on A Re-Examination of Free Speech @profsarahj

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Sarah Joseph, Monash University Faculty of Law, has published A Re-Examination of Free Speech. Recent controversies over free speech in numerous liberal democracies (eg over "no-platforming", s18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (Cth) in Australia) have

Bernstein on Abuse, Harassment, and Free Speech

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Anita Bernstein, Brooklyn Law School, is publishing Abuse and Harassment Diminish Free Speech in volume 35 of Pace Law Review (2014). Here is the abstract. A familiar dichotomy in the legal academy juxtaposes freedom against a contrasting value like security

The Supreme Court's Categorical Free Speech Doctrine

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Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law, is publishing The Categorical Free Speech Doctrine and Contextualization in volume 65 of the Emory Law Journal (2015).

The Economist Examines Free Speech

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Similarly, Newsweek discusses the question of hate speech on college campuses in a recent issue The June 4, 2016 cover story of the Economist is devoted to the question of freedom of expression.

Regulating Free Speech

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Brian Leiter, University of Chicago, has published The Case Against Free Speech. Free societies employ a variety of institutions — including courts and schools — in which speech is heavily regulated on the basis of its Here is the abstract.

Corbin on the Free Speech Claims of Wedding Vendors

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Caroline Mala Corbin, University of Miami School of Law, is publishing Speech or Conduct: The Free Speech Claims of Wedding Vendors in volume 65 of the Emory Law Journal (2016).

Ramsey on a Free Speech Right To Trademark Protection?

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Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law, has published A Free Speech Right to Trademark Protection? Lisa P. at 106 Trademark Reporter 797 (2016). Here is the abstract. This Article explores whether the right to freedom of expression requires

Free Speech, Democracy, and Video Images

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Chen, both of the University of Denver College of Law, have published Free Speech and Democracy in the Video Age as University of Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. Justin F. Marceau and Alan K.

Bezemek on Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech, and Privacy

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Christoph Bezemek, IOER, is publishing Behind a Veil of Obscurity – Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech and Privacy in the International Journal of Technology, Law, and Policy.

University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement Now Accepting Applications For Fellows Program

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The University of California's National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement invites applications for its Fellows Program. The successful applicant will be established in a field that gives him or her occasion to address the issues of free speech

Schauer on Free Speech, the Search For Truth, and the Problem of Collective Knowledge @UVALaw

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Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law, has published Free Speech, the Search for Truth, and the Problem of Collective Knowledge 70 SMU Law Review 231 (2017).

AI and Free Speech

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Toni M. Massaro, University of Arizona College of Law and Helen L. Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, are publishing Siri-ously? in volume 110 of the Northwestern University Law Review (2015). Here is the abstract. Computers with communicative artificial

Goldberg on Competing Free Speech Values In an Age of Protest

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Erica Rachel Goldberg, Ohio Northern Law School, has published Competing Free Speech Values in an Age of Protest. Almost every First Amendment case can be framed as implicating free speech values on both sides of the

The Boundaries of Free Speech Online

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From NBC News, a report on discussions out of the last meeting of the Global Network Initiative, and analyses of the possibilities of curbing hateful speech, fake news, and harassment online

Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy

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Marc Jonathan Blitz, Oklahoma City University, is publishing Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy in volume 44 of the Hofstra Law Review (2016).

Lasson on The Decline of Free Speech on the Postmodern Campus: The Troubling Evolution of the Heckler's Veto

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Kenneth Lasson, University of Baltimore School of Law, is publishing The Decline of Free Speech on the Postmodern Campus: The Troubling Evolution of the Heckler's Veto in the Quinnipiac Law Review.

Government Funding and Free Speech

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Rocky) Rhodes IV, has published Speech, Subsidies, and Traditions: AID v. In a victory for free speech and individual liberty, Agency Charles W. AOSI and the First Amendment in the 2013 Cato Supreme Court Review 363. Here is the abstract.

Free Speech and Discrimination Redux

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by Jay Marshall Wolman Last week, I wrote about a potential implication from In re: Tam, based upon the hypothetical from a dissenting judge about a business calling itself “Spics Not Welcome” There is a significant tension in the law between freedom of speech, which includes the right to offend, and anti-discrimination laws.

Kitrosser on Free Speech, Higher Education, and the PC Narrative @heidikitrosser

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Heidi Kitrosser, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, School of Law, has published Free Speech, Higher Education, and the PC Narrative at 101 Minnesota L.

Facebook Wins Big Free Speech Ruling in Fight With Musician

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A country rap artist claimed the page Families Against Mikel Knight incited violence and generated death threats against him. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Donald Trump's Media Threats Are Why a Free Speech Protection Law Is Needed

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