Posts Tagged free expression

Rare Free Speech Victory in the Supreme Court

Even rarer, the Court unanimously agreed with a federal appellate court that free speech is “…a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.” The case, Matal v. Tam (No. 15-1293, 2017), centered on a musical band, The Slants, whose band name trademark application was […]

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Twitter, Censorship, and Hypocrisy

Reports are circulating that Twitter has begun purging so-called “Alt-Right” user accounts in the wake of Donald Trump’s unprecedented presidential victory last week.  Although bans of these sort have occurred in the recent past prior to the election, it seems this round is much wider sweeping than the previous “onesies and twosies” that occurred here […]

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