Free speech roundup

  • “Victory for ‘Caveman’ Blogger in Free Speech Fight – the right to give advice about what to eat” [Institute for Justice, earlier]
  • “Is an academic discussion of free speech potentially traumatic?” Given campus trends, it might soon be [Wendy Kaminer]
  • Logic of rejecting heckler’s veto points likewise to rejecting its savage cousin, terrorists’ veto [Ronald Collins]
  • Someone tried to yank a Minnesota urbanist’s engineering license because of things he wrote on his blog. It didn’t work [Strong Towns; compare first roundup item]
  • Departing NPR ombudsman would take free speech law back to ’50s, and that means 1850s not 1950s [Volokh, earlier]
  • The last time I saw Paris, it was making a fool of itself in litigation [Mediaite, Huffington Post, earlier on city’s threats to sue Fox]
  • Argentina: state uses control over soccer broadcasts to beam propaganda denouncing opposition [David Kopel] “Dissenting voices silenced in Pakistan’s war of the web” [Jon Boone, Guardian]

One Comment

  • Re: Minnesota urbanist’s engineering license

    First science fiction and then science fact.
    Charles Marohn has a video at the link. The conversation reminds me of when the Vogons came to dismantle Arthur Dent’s house in “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” They needed it for a hyperspace bypass.
    Sure, he’s a rebel. But there is a larger point: We have to have rules, but if one size doesn’t fit all,we’ll need committees. Lots and lots of committees.