Right speech, right time, right now. Engage!

By Michael Rosenberg . . . The criminalization of the speech of registered citizens ensures Tom and Jane Public can continue with a campaign of blissful ignorance; the proliferation of enthusiastic comments beneath news articles in which our rights are violated is a quick study illustrating the detrimental effect of our inability to use our right speech when and where it…

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When “ample alternatives” are neither

By DAVID POST . . . A couple of weeks ago, I joined 16 law professors in an amicus brief (authored by Eugene Volokh and several of his students) urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari in the case of North Carolina v. Packingham. [Here’s Eugene’s posting about the brief.] The case, in a nutshell: North Carolina bans registered sex…

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Packingham Facebook case set for conference May 12

By Robin Vanderwall . . . The United States Supreme Court has set Packingham v. North Carolina for conference on May 12, at which time the Court will decide whether or not to grant a Writ for Certiorari. The petitioner’s request can be viewed here. The state of North Carolina waived response on April 6, 2016. Should the Court elect…

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