Post Tagged with: "free speech"

Individualized Advice and the First Amendment

Individualized Advice and the First Amendment

October 29, 2013 at 8:25 am 3 comments

by Paul Sherman: One of the fascinating things about the First Amendment is that, despite having been around for more than 200 years, there are still fundamental questions that the U.S. Supreme Court has not even addressed, let alone resolved.  One of the most important of these is whether or […]

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This Banned Books Week, Join Captain Underpants and Subvert Authority

This Banned Books Week, Join Captain Underpants and Subvert Authority

September 23, 2013 at 8:40 am 6 comments

by Laura Giunta: Ever heard of The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey? A best-selling children’s book series, Captain Underpants tells the story of an underwear-clad superhero who faces off against super-villains like Wedgie Woman, Dr. Diaper, and the Bionic Booger Boy. Aimed primarily at reluctant readers in elementary […]

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Tweets are Speech, Too

Tweets are Speech, Too

July 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm 1 comment

Why Teen’s Arrest for “Terror Tweet” was Unconstitutional by Evan Bernick: Apparently, police are not so busy with violent crimes that they don’t have the time and resources to arrest teenagers for staying stupid things on the internet. They might want to consider using their spare time to brush up […]

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The Closing of the British Mind?

The Closing of the British Mind?

April 18, 2013 at 3:30 am 0 comments

As a case study shows, freedom of speech in British universities is under threat. by Peter Smith The Alliance Defending Freedom is an organisation familiar to many readers. It is in essence a well-run network of legal activists who share a common Christian faith and who are involved in many of […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Censored’ by Paul Coleman

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Censored’ by Paul Coleman

January 18, 2013 at 4:30 am 0 comments

by Peter Smith Censored: How European “hate speech” laws are threatening freedom of speech By Paul Coleman Kairos Publications, €9.90/ $13.25 164 pages Available in hardcopy & ebook The residual philosophical position taken today about free speech – what can be said, when, and to whom –  is that anything […]

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Contradictory Positions on First Amendment Freedoms

Contradictory Positions on First Amendment Freedoms

October 9, 2012 at 8:45 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry There are two consistent truths about First Amendment speech and religion freedoms: first, there is always someone or some group in favor of them, while at the same time someone or some group opposed to them; and second, there is often little consistency from case to […]

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Hate Speech Hates Free Speech

Hate Speech Hates Free Speech

September 19, 2012 at 11:00 am 1 comment

by Dan Kinning Free speech and expression have often held a precarious and fragile place within British society, subject to the changing political and social forces of the time.  In the last century, the coercive power of the state was used to quell opposition to the World Wars, the right […]

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