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Slender Man Meets the First Amendment: Why Suing the Character's Creator Won't Work

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Can Eric Knudsen, the creator of the fictional character Slender Man, be held civilly liable for the recent violence suffered by the young victim of a stabbing attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin? The answer is a definitive "no" under First Amendment principles of free speech.

The Narrowing of Tarek Mehanna's Liberties Has Consequences for Us All

The Brennan Center for Justice | Posted 05.15.2012 | New York
The Brennan Center for Justice

When it comes to matters involving national security, the government seems intent on shielding Americans' impressionable minds. When it is a crime to translate our enemies' propaganda, the government will have the last word on who is dangerous.