July 30, 2018 by James Murphy Controversial talk-show host Alex Jones has been suspended for 30 days by Facebook because of posting four videos that the social-networking giant deemed offensive. The suspension only includes Jones’ personal page and any pages directly managed by him. The page for his Infowars platform is, thus far, unaffected by … More Facebook Suspends Alex Jones for 30 Days for “Bullying” and “Hate Speech”
June 26, 2018 jonathanturley There is an interesting account of the recent controversy at the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va. from the father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders that has gone largely unreported. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has claimed that Stephanie Wilkinson “organized” a group to follow Sanders and her family to a nearby … More Huckabee: Wilkinson Led Group Out Of Red Hen To Protest Sanders Eating At Another Restaurant
June 12, 2018 by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. “What should ye do then, should ye suppress all this flowery crop of knowledge and new light sprung up and yet springing daily in this city? Should ye set an oligarchy of twenty engrossers over it, to bring a famine upon our minds again, when we shall … More Seattle City Council Places Prior Restraint on Free Speech of Landlords
May 29, 2018 by Alex Newman The United Kingdom appears to be turning into a police state faster than even the most alarmist analysts believed possible. In what sounds like it could have come from George Orwell’s nightmares, anti-immigration activist Tommy Robinson, without even having access to his lawyer, was ordered to more than a year … More VIDEO Secret U.K. Proceedings Send Activist to Prison, Gag Media
April 28, 2018 jonathanturley I have previously criticized the University of California at Berkeley for its highly biased history in dealing with conservative speakers who come to campus. Now, federal judge Maxine Chesney has agreed with the Young America’s Foundation (and the U.S. Justice Department) in rejecting a motion to dismiss by Berkeley — forcing the school … More Federal Judge Rules Against Berkeley In Victory For Free Speech
Among other cherished values, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The U.S. Supreme Court often has struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech. The following are examples of speech, both direct (words) and symbolic (actions), that the Court has decided are either entitled to First Amendment protections, or not. The First Amendment states, … More What Does Free Speech Mean?
Importance of Free Speech on Campus [Prof. Josh Blackman] This is terrifying. Not only the protest, but the ignorance of these kids toward the rule of law. Regardless of your class or race preferences, the alternative to the rule of law, a truly arbitrary government, is the worst of all worlds.
Feng Wei Photography/Getty Images 31 Mar 2018 by Michael Patrick Leahy As one billion Christians around the world gather on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the foundational event of the Christian faith, it is worth reminding every American about the Christian origins of our constitutional republic. Three key theological concepts from … More The Christian Origins of America’s Constitutional Republic
Mar 20, 2018 By John W. Whitehead “Those who created this country chose freedom. With all of its dangers. And do you know the riskiest part of that choice they made? They actually believed that we could be trusted to make up our own minds in the whirl of differing ideas. That we could be … More Tolerance Cuts Both Ways: Freedom for the Speech We Hate
Mar 14, 2018 by Raven Clabough Stanford College reversed its decision to ban the use of the American flag on College Republicans’ t-shirts after significant backlash. Stanford College Republicans designed new t-shirts that featured a charging elephant superimposed on an American flag with the words “Stanford College Republicans,” but the university rejected the logo citing … More Stanford Reverses Decision to Ban Use of American Flag in College Republicans’ New Logo