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"Free Speech Rules," My New YouTube Video Series—Episode 5 (Is Money Speech?) Now Out


Thanks to a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, and to the video production work of Meredith Bragg and Austin Bragg at, I'm putting together a series of short, graphical YouTube videos—10 episodes to start with—explaining free speech law. Our first four videos were

"7 Things You Should Know About Free Speech in Schools,"

"The Three Rules of Hate Speech and the First Amendment,"

"Fake News and the First Amendment," and

"Who Owns Your Life Story?"

Our fifth, which we just released, is "Is Money Speech? Free Speech Rules (Episode 5)":

As usual for our episodes, the full script is also posted right below the video on YouTube.

We'd love it if you

  1. Watched this.
  2. Shared this widely.
  3. Suggested people or organizations whom we might be willing to help spread it far and wide (obviously, the more detail on the potential contacts, the better).
  4. Gave us feedback on the style of the presentation, since we're always willing to change the style as we learn more.

Please post your suggestions in the comments, or e-mail me at volokh at

Future videos in the series will likely include most of the following, plus maybe some others:

  • Corporations and speech.
  • Alexander Hamilton: free press pioneer.
  • Free speech at college.
  • Speech and privacy.
  • Speech on or with government property.