Free Speech

The Constitutional Foundations of Communications Law and Policy

The Constitutional Foundations of Communications Law and Policy

The government must recognize constitutional property and free speech rights in communications law and policy.

Reconsidering the Internet’s Liability Shield

Reconsidering the Internet’s Liability Shield

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act faces criticism from across the political spectrum.

Cyberbullying and the Limits of Free Speech

Cyberbullying and the Limits of Free Speech

Schools and policymakers confront balancing the protection of cyberbullying victims with free speech.

A First Amendment Balancing Act

A First Amendment Balancing Act

Scholars recommend limited government restrictions on false political speech.

Are Vegan “Butter” and “Meat” Labels Protected as Free Speech?

Are Vegan “Butter” and “Meat” Labels Protected as Free Speech?

U.S. courts seem to recognize plant-based companies’ constitutional right to use meat and dairy advertising terms.

Hate Speech in Context

Hate Speech in Context

Scholars argue that hate speech on social media can lead to violence and must be regulated.

Is the Captive Audience Doctrine the Key to Regulating Harassment?

Is the Captive Audience Doctrine the Key to Regulating Harassment?

Scholar explores a new legal basis for regulating street and cyber-harassment.

Supreme Court Reviews Minnesota Sanction on Political Clothing

Supreme Court Reviews Minnesota Sanction on Political Clothing

The Supreme Court will determine whether states can ban voters from wearing politically themed clothing.

Federal Court Approves “Ballot Selfie” Prohibition

Federal Court Approves “Ballot Selfie” Prohibition

New York law banning photos of voters with their ballots survives constitutional scrutiny.

How Should Schools Regulate Cyberbullying?

How Should Schools Regulate Cyberbullying?

Scholar discusses the importance of properly regulating cyberbullying in schools.

Internet Companies’ Speech Does Not Deserve Special Treatment

Internet Companies’ Speech Does Not Deserve Special Treatment

It is inconsistent to support Wikipedia’s blackout while protesting the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.