Tag: Free Speech
Should Trump Block Federal Funds from Universities that Deny Free Speech?

President Trump announced plans for an executive order that would deny federal research funds to universities that do not support free speech.

Does Ideological Dystopia Await Us?

Imagine a world in which the great majority has no respect for facts or for truth of any sort, where ideological convictions rule almost everyone’s understanding of the world, where truth has become an endangered rhetorical species on the brink of extinction.

Nicaragua’s Ortega Assaults Remaining Champion of Free Speech

Ortega tightens grip on power amid widespread rebellion.

More Evidence of FDR’s Hostility Toward Free Speech

“As the supper [in May 1939] progressed, I found myself revising my previous concept of [Franklin D. Roosevelt]... I had long admired him for his sagacious statesmanship. Hearing him in this informal atmosphere, I realized how much I had idealized him. He was as neither wise nor as proud as I had supposed him...
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Masterpiece Cakeshop and the Hidden Tolerance for Gay Rights

The law has limits to changing hearts and minds.

Facebook Censors the Declaration of Independence

Apparently, Thomas Jefferson wrote something that Facebook finds offensive.

SCOTUS Ruling in Janus Gives Power to the Workers

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Mark Janus.

Religious Liberty Wins at SCOTUS...Sort Of

This was the right result in this case, but the Court has done little to provide meaningful guidance as free exercise and free speech clash with public accommodation statutes making sexual orientation a protected classification.

California Threatens Free Speech with AB-2943

Proposed legislation, AB-2943, making its way through the California legislature, is the latest example of why east coast folks see California as the land of fruit and nuts.

“The Slants” Win on Free Speech

In Matal v. Tam, the Supreme Court handed down an important First Amendment decision. This case dealt with a band’s application for federal trademark registration of the band’s name, “The Slants.” The Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) denied the application based on 15 U.S.C. 1052(a), which prohibits the registration of trademarks that may “disparage ....
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