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"We have had no end of a lesson: it will do us no end of good."
Social Media Political Insults of Public Employee in Election Campaign Aren't Protected by the First Amendment
So a Minnesota Court of Appeals panel concluded this Summer, over a sharp dissent.
"Conservatives like Rep. Elise Stefanik should ask themselves: Do you honestly believe this [proposed new rule against "calls for genocide"] won't be weaponized to ban an Israeli cabinet official from speaking at Penn? An Israeli Defense Force soldier?"
"Double standards are frustrating, but we should address them by demanding free speech be protected consistently — not by expanding the calls for censorship."
Both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian activism has been suppressed on campuses.
The former journalist defends misinformation in the Trump era and explains why so many journalists are against free speech.
The court required the university defendants to keep plaintiff's identity confidential (common in pseudonymous Title IX cases), but refused to extend this to media, students, and others.
Your support makes some of the "riskiest" journalism on the internet possible.
Respecting free speech defends individual rights and lets people show us who they are.
Texas Newspaper Virally Claims Ted Cruz Wanted To 'Limit' Preferred Pronouns. His Bill Doesn't Do That.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a bill last month that would bar federal agencies from forcing employees to respect preferred names or pronouns.
Seattle Banned Landlords From Rejecting Tenants Based on Criminal Records. Will the Supreme Court Step in?
The political push behind the law was well-meaning. But it will backfire on many prospective renters.
The ban, scheduled to take effect on January 1, is likely unconstitutional in multiple ways, the judge held.
A district court refuses to enter default judgment against caselaw publisher Leagle, concluding that the plaintiff's claims against Leagle were legally insufficient.
under California's "anti-SLAPP" statute (which allows for prompt dismissal of claims brought based on certain kinds of speech).
Flagstaff keeps digging a hole over commercial free speech.
In separate criminal racketeering cases, prosecutors are using rap lyrics and the personal diary of a protester shot and killed by police as evidence.
a new article of mine, is now available at the Journal of Law & Religion.
The university is violating John Strauss's free speech rights.
"Cut your backwards ass bullshit or you will start losing family members and the President of the United States will wind up dead!"