#FreeSpeech in the News: September 11, 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 – in the past week.


“Firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos, along with conservative commentator Ann Coulter and more than a dozen other speakers, has been invited to campus by a student group called Berkeley Patriot to speak during a four-day event running Sept. 24-27.”

'Free Speech Week' Is Coming to Berkeley. Things Could Get Heated Again, TIME


“Ohio's HIV assault law also violates free speech rights because it focuses only on disclosure, not the actual transmission of the disease, say attorneys.”

Court Weighs First Amendment Challenge to Ohio HIV Assault Law, NBC News


“Beyond due process, there is a viable free-speech argument against deporting the Dreamers on the basis of what they said in their applications.”

The First Amendment Protects the Dreamers, Too, Bloomberg


“Free speech becomes a beautiful justification for prejudice because this is the American way. People have free speech. And a free speech justification allows you to say things without being punished - or that others should be punished.”

Study Looks At How People Think About Free Speech, NPR


“Phillips said forcing him to make the cake despite the fact that he is religiously opposed to gay marriage violates his First Amendment rights, as baking a cake is a form of expression.”

U.S. Justice Dpt. sides with baker who refused to make cake for gay couple: Who do you think is right?,


“David Remnick speaks with the author of a new and sympathetic book about Antifa, a law professor at University of California, Berkeley, and a legal analyst for Slate, to look at how leftist protests at Berkeley, right-wing violence in Charlottesville, and open-carry laws around the country are testing the traditional liberal consensus on freedom of expression.”

After Charlottesville, the Limits of Free Speech, The New Yorker

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