The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville

Each time horrific political violence is perpetrated that is deemed to be terrorism, a search is immediately conducted for culprits to blame other than those who actually perpetrated the violence or endorsed the group responsible for it.

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[Eugene Volokh] Appellate court requires online tabloid to remove photos accusing recently withdrawn presidential nominee of participating in figurative ‘lynching’

As I wrote last month, a lawsuit in New York courts has led to an unprecedented (at least in recent years) injunction against criticism of someone who was until recently a presidential nominee to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Source: [Eugene Volokh] Appellate court requires online tabloid to remove photos accusing recently withdrawn presidential nominee of participating in figurative ‘lynching’

[Eugene Volokh] Can it be a crime to ‘intimidate’ police officers by threatening to complain about them?

From yesterday’s federal district court decision in Seals v. McBee : After an altercation with his neighbor, Plaintiff Travis Seals alleges that he was arrested at his home by deputies from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Source: [Eugene Volokh] Can it be a crime to ‘intimidate’ police officers by threatening to complain about them?

Claremont McKenna Disciplines Students in the Name of Free Speech

Claremont McKenna College recently suspended three students for a year and two others for a semester for their protest of Manhattan Institute Fellow Heather MacDonald, author of The War on Cops and vocal critic of Black Lives Matter.

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The Roberts Court Has Been a Free Speech Champion

Barack Obama had his share of poor decisions and outright failures. One of his worst moments came during his 2010 State of the Union address. With six justices seated in front of him, he upbraided the Supreme Court for a decision on campaign finance regulation. “With all due deference to separation of powers,” he said, “last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.” It was a rude breach of protocol, inducing Justice Samuel Alito to shake his head and mouth, “Not true.” Obama’s first sin was being disrespectful to justices who were there out of respect to his office.

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