Quote of the Day - “Everyone loves a witch hunt as long as it's someone else's witch being hunted.” - Walter Kirn
Understand the First Amendment from Hate Speech to Violence to President Trump's Twitter Account
For the last twelve years, I've recorded a podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer, with Robert Ambrogi, former editor of the National Law Journal. We believe we have the longest running continuous podcast on the Internet and we're celebrating our 12th anniversary for our next show. But for me, it was this week's show that topped them all.
We hosted UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh and Robert Bertsche who spoke about the First Amendment and hate speech, together with the interplay of government censorship, private company actions and even individual-to-individual censorship.
The show should be posted for listening by this Friday, but I encourage you to go now to the website and sign up for a notice about upcoming podcasts.
It's the most precise description of free speech I've ever heard. Once and for all, you will understand why the First Amendment protects hate speech and racist speech, all the way up to, but short of advocating for violence.
Have you wondered whether President Trump's Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, can block other Twitter users or whether it's a Constitutional violation of First Amendment protections? Get your answer Friday.....