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Eugene Volokh thinks the Madison, Wisconsin school board is violating the First Amendment...

... with its new rule against "clothing with words, pictures or caricatures based on negative stereotypes of a specific gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or disability" and against "shirts, hats or other attire with Native American team names, logos or mascots that depict negative stereotypes."

EUGENE VOLOKH: The Fourth Amendment and open carry of guns (where such open carry is legal). “Whil…

EUGENE VOLOKH: The Fourth Amendment and open carry of guns (where such open carry is legal). “While open-carry laws may put police officers (and some motorcyclists) in awkward situations from time to time, the Ohio legislature has decided its citizens may be entrusted with firearms on public streets. Ohio Rev. Code §§ 9.68, 2923.125. The […]

WHERE PENS AND SWORDS ARE CONCERNED, MY PHILOSOPHY IS THAT YOU SHOULD OWN PLENTY OF BOTH, AND BE ABL…

WHERE PENS AND SWORDS ARE CONCERNED, MY PHILOSOPHY IS THAT YOU SHOULD OWN PLENTY OF BOTH, AND BE ABLE TO USE WHICHEVER ONE SEEMS BEST SUITED TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES: Eugene Volokh on Pens and Swords.

"I don't think anyone questions her right to free speech. But..."

That's not from some article about Pamela Geller or some law instruction from Eugene Volokh a propos of Pamela Geller. That's from something at Chicks on the Right titled "Boston University Professor Tweets That White Males Are A "Problem Population." And Yes. Show More Summary

“No, there’s no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment”

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

For those who may be new to this subject, such as New York Times headline writers and CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Eugene Volokh explains it all for you. Tags: First Amendment, hate speech “No, there’s no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

EUGENE VOLOKH: No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment. I keep heari…

EUGENE VOLOKH: No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment. I keep hearing about a supposed “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment, or statements such as, “This isn’t free speech, it’s hate speech,” or “When does free speech stop and hate speech begin?” But there is no hate speech exception to the […]

EUGENE VOLOKH: Why Elton Simpson, one of the Texas shooters, had been acquitted of an earlier terro…

EUGENE VOLOKH: Why Elton Simpson, one of the Texas shooters, had been acquitted of an earlier terrorism-related offense.

Free speech roundup

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Yikes: Granby, Quebec, “moves to fine people insulting police on social media” [CBC] “Plaintiffs in foreign ‘hate speech’ lawsuit seeking to subpoena records from U.S. service providers” [Eugene Volokh] Visa for Dutch politician Geert Wilders aside, Reps. Show More Summary

"Is Milwaukee County DA interested in pursuing criminal libel prosecutions of his political critics?"

Asks Eugene Volokh, noting that John Chisholm made a bit of a veiled threat toward Governor Scott Walker: "As to defamatory remarks, I strongly suspect the Iowa criminal code, like Wisconsin’s, has provisions for intentionally making...Show More Summary

FROM EUGENE VOLOKH, some generally sensible thoughts on sex and consent in the context of relationsh…

FROM EUGENE VOLOKH, some generally sensible thoughts on sex and consent in the context of relationships. Excerpt: It seems to me quite obvious that spouses are entitled to say “no.” At the same time, it seems to me equally obvious that we must consider the parties’ past and unrevoked consent as relevant in some situations […]

EUGENE VOLOKH: Libel law and the Rolling Stone / UVA alleged gang rape story — an update, in ligh…

EUGENE VOLOKH: Libel law and the Rolling Stone / UVA alleged gang rape story — an update, in light of the Columbia School of Journalism report.

Preamble To the U.S. Constitution, In License Plates

Walter Olson Just for fun: check it out, by artist Mike Wilkins (via our friend Eugene Volokh, who incidentally is the subject of a new magazine profile, on April 1). Because sometimes you want a version more whimsical (if much less portable) than Cato’s Pocket Constitution.

L.A. Magazine Profile: Eugene Volokh

Los Angeles Magazine, Right Side of the Law: Eugene Volokh’s Global Influence: The wunderkind-turned-law professor is that L.A. anomaly: an influential conservative blogger Even though he’s 47, Volokh still exudes a smartest-kid-in-the-classroom vibe. He first came to local prominence when the Los Angeles Times profiled him in 1980 in a...

A VERY INTERESTING PROFILE OF Eugene Volokh. Once I got him guestblogging on InstaPundit in 2002,…

A VERY INTERESTING PROFILE OF Eugene Volokh. Once I got him guestblogging on InstaPundit in 2002, I knew I’d hooked him.

EUGENE VOLOKH: Many liberals’ (sensible) retreat from the old Justice Brennan/ACLU position on re…

EUGENE VOLOKH: Many liberals’ (sensible) retreat from the old Justice Brennan/ACLU position on religious exemptions. Many people, chiefly on the left, have criticized such laws, in large part on the grounds that RFRAs might let religious objectors claim exemptions from antidiscrimination law — especially with regard to state and local laws that ban discrimination based […]

Minor Wordfoolery, Way Updated

I was pleased to see that far more respectable personage Prof. Eugene Volokh also noticed and commented yesterday on Justice Kagan's use of "way" as an adverb in the Omnicare case. (I mentioned it at the end of this post.)...         ...Show More Summary

Hoisted from the Archives from Ten Years Ago: Eugene Volokh Getting Really Medieval

[Getting Really Medieval](http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2005/03/getting_really_.html): "Getting Really Medieval April Fools' Festival Day XIV: Another person siding with the Ayatollah Khomeini instead of with James Madison! Here we have...Show More Summary

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