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#FreeSpeech in the News: March 6, 2017

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news - and what you should know about - this week.

 

“Free speech is not meant only for those who agree with a dominant view; it matters most when it comes to unpopular, minority views.”

The right and wrong of free speech, The Economic Times

 

“These are outrageous interferences with free expression, and are direct attacks on academic freedom.”

Free speech on Israel under attack in universities, The Guardian

 

“We are delighted that Judge O’Neill saw the statute and the State’s enforcement of it for exactly what it was: an unconstitutional restriction on free speech.”

Gun rights activists win round in free-speech court case against state of California,  Los Angeles Times

 

“The result is a world like many Americans live in today, where they keep their mouths shut at work, they keep a tight rein on their social-media feeds, and they confine their true opinions to the most private forms of communication.”

This Is How Free Speech Slowly Dies, National Review

 

“Banning those found guilty of sex offenses from social media ‘forbids speech on the very platforms on which Americans today are most likely to communicate, to organize for social change, and to petition their government.’”

Do sex offenders have a right to free speech?, New York Post

 

“The justices must decide if the First Amendment right to freedom of speech extends to the internet, and if so, to what extent the government can limit an individual’s online access.“

A US Supreme Court discussion of free speech and social media got comically postmodern, Quartz

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