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Welp, that was some week, and the weekend was just as nuts. As we start to careen into the Fourth of July holiday, we need to handle a bit of business from the week...
We DON’T need to get the government involved.They just need to put ME in charge. Seriously, I know exactly what needs to be done to make Facebook a better experience for all of us.
Is the current political climate too fragile to withstand the release of the violent satire film “The Hunt”? That’s a question best left to American consumers, not the president or his friends in the media.
The tech industry has near-total control over what we can and cannot say online. The solution? The creation of an online public space where even extremists are permitted to share their views.
Net neutrality is officially repealed as of Monday, June 11. While the vote to repeal occurred back in December, the process required several further steps before officially being implemented on Monday.
Almost immediately, a fresh front was opened in the perpetual war between free speech and outrage.
John Dickinson once said in defense of rhetoric that “All the law of Coke and the eloquence of Cicero can never influence men who don’t understand you.” And then there’s Milo…
The problem with being prejudiced against prejudice.
Yet another college free-speech case has led me to the conclusion that we just don’t want a dialogue on anything of substance.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Test Clause predictably collide with Obergefell v. Hodges in Eastern Kentucky.
What happens when a fraternal organization, dedicated to commemorating Confederate veterans of the U.S. Civil War, declares “all in” before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case where there appear to be two directly controlling yet contradictory cases and the ideological alignments of the Justices are apparently inverted? Burt Likko breaks down today’s license plate case.
James Hanley critiques the “good judgement” pseudo-defense of free speech.
It’s suddenly very fashionable to be a strident advocate of free speech, without giving a lot of thought into why free speech is worthy of advocacy. Burt Likko dares to offer five reasons, which surely won’t be controversial at all.
James Hanley reacts to reports of an academic using a rather strong word about Republicans.
There’s never been a better time to say things no one objects to.
Same cast, brand new season! Burt Likko offers a look at some of the high points of the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2014-2015 Term.
James Hanley civilly argues that Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is not wrong to encourage civility, but he is dangerously wrong to elevate civility above freedom of speech.