Guilty by association? Twitter thinks so.

Increasingly a breed of news reporting, that started as an easy way to include public opinion, is deciding what is news itself. This is, of course, the tweet-littered article with little original reporting to be seen. In my experience, journalists who use this tactic seem to have an uncanny ability to somehow filter their search... Continue Reading →

Can the simple exercising of speech cause harm?

In the study of constitutionally protected speech, there is much discussion on whether speech that incites violence, hate crimes, or intentional falsehoods should be protected. There is however, another category in which speech can and has been regulated that has nothing to do with its content or potential for violence. Sometimes, the overexercise of speech... Continue Reading →

CNN, throw caution to the wind

Over the past few weeks, those with an interest of a truly free press were keeping a close eye on the battle between the White House and CNN's White House Correspondent Jim Acosta. After the White House pulled Acosta's press pass, unheard of prior to this instance, CNN pursued legal action against the Trump administration... Continue Reading →

Exercising my right to call you a piece of sh*t

This New York Times opinion piece brought to my attention the latest addition to the conversation of free speech on college campuses. On September 27th, Professor Mitchell Langbert wrote an entry on his blog* where he characterizes sexual assault as an rite of passage for young men. A response following the allegations against Kavanaugh, Langbert... Continue Reading →

Rehnquist: SNL’s Biggest Fan

When discussing the speech that should be protected under the First Amendment, most find it easy to agree that factual criticism should always be allowed. Permitting dissent without punishment is for the benefit of the people as it is their right to be informed. But when it comes down to offensive parody, some find it... Continue Reading →

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