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Free Speech Zones

Zoning Of Rights

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

We improve cities by zoning, so why not take a similar approach to Constitutional rights?

Fart Proudly In Philadelphia?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In 1781, Benjamin Franklin wrote a satirical letter, purporting to be a proposal for a subject for European scientists to study. Franklin, an amateur scientist himself, was making a snide point about what he considered to be rather frivolous research by the Europeans.

Free Speech Battle at Republican National Convention

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Last week's celebration by 1.3 million delirious Cleveland Cavaliers fans over their once-in-a-lifetime basketball championship has suddenly morphed into the Black Hole of next month's also unprecedented Republican National Convention, with far less local pride, and far less joy.

Shame On the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

All the justices had to do was right a 60-year wrong that made it illegal to exercise one's First Amendment rights on the Supreme Court plaza.

The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2016

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 02.17.2016 | College
Greg Lukianoff

This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international news.

Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

With every passing day, we're being moved further down the road towards a totalitarian society characterized by government censorship, violence, corruption, hypocrisy and intolerance, all packaged for our supposed benefit in the Orwellian doublespeak of national security, tolerance and so-called "government speech."

Universities Continue to Ignore the Lessons of Litigation on Campus Free Speech Zones

Azhar Majeed | Posted 03.02.2014 | College
Azhar Majeed

Too often, student discourse gets treated like a nuisance that, at best, is to be tolerated -- not a vital thing deserving to be celebrated.

City Faces Lawsuit Over Rule To 'Silence' Free Speech

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

* Rival church sought to pamphlet near Mormon temple * 'Free-speech' permits can limit time, participants By Jennifer Do...

Friday Talking Points [40] -- Obama Shines, McCain Whines

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Be careful what you wish for, John. That seems to be the message of the week for Senator John McCain. He took some campaign consultant's idea a few w...