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On The Legality Of Defrauding The Public, Wes Henricksen Jan 2024

On The Legality Of Defrauding The Public, Wes Henricksen

Marquette Law Review

Speech used to intentionally mislead others to gain a tangible benefit while causing harm to the one deceived or to others is generally labeled “fraud.” This term is used in both legal and nonlegal contexts. Where speech used to defraud satisfies the elements of a tort or a crime, it becomes “actionable fraud.” Categories of actionable fraud include common law deceit, securities fraud, and wire fraud. But taken together, these laws address harmful dishonesty in an inconsistent manner. While they broadly prohibit deceiving individual victims, they often allow deceiving the public at large. As a result, it is often lawful …


Boden Lecture: The Past’S Lessons For Today: Can Common-Carrier Principles Make For A Better Internet?, James B. Speta Jun 2023

Boden Lecture: The Past’S Lessons For Today: Can Common-Carrier Principles Make For A Better Internet?, James B. Speta

Marquette Law Review

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Warren/Burger Courts Exalted “Free” Expression Over Other American Values, Louis W. Hensler Iii Mar 2023

Warren/Burger Courts Exalted “Free” Expression Over Other American Values, Louis W. Hensler Iii

Marquette Law Review

Anglo-American defamation law started with a simple condemnation of the sin of evil speaking. Eventually, this value condemning harmful speech was accommodated to the value of speaking the truth, even hurtful truth. A third value of fostering responsible self-government was injected into American defamation law at and around the time of the American Revolution. This value makes it especially important for citizens to freely speak even hurtful truth about their government.


The First Amendment And The Regulation Of Speech Intermediaries, Shaun B. Spencer Sep 2022

The First Amendment And The Regulation Of Speech Intermediaries, Shaun B. Spencer

Marquette Law Review

Calls to regulate social media platforms abound on both sides of the political spectrum. Some want to prevent platforms from deplatforming users or moderating content, while others want them to deplatform more users and moderate more content. Both types of regulation will draw First Amendment challenges. As Justices Thomas and Alito have observed, applying settled First Amendment doctrine to emerging regulation of social media platforms presents significant analytical challenges.


Republication Liability On The Web, Jeffrey Standen Apr 2022

Republication Liability On The Web, Jeffrey Standen

Marquette Law Review

The tort of defamation evolved in an era where defamatory speech was published in books, magazines, newspapers, or other printed documents. The doctrines that are antecedent to the tort, such as publication, fault, defamation per se, presumed damages, and republication liability, similarly presumed that most defamation would appear in written form in a published work. Similarly, the significant limitations on defamation liability that were produced by a succession of Supreme Court constitutional precedent, including restrictions on prior restraint, heightened fault standards, expanded “public” classes, the “fact/opinion” dichotomy, and the “truth/substantial truth” burden shifting, also were based on a publishing world …


Some First Amendment Implications Of The Trademark Registration Decisions, Marc Rohr Jan 2020

Some First Amendment Implications Of The Trademark Registration Decisions, Marc Rohr

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

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A Masterpiece Of Simplicity: Toward A Yoderian Free Exercise Framework For Wedding-Vendor Cases, Austin Rogers Jan 2019

A Masterpiece Of Simplicity: Toward A Yoderian Free Exercise Framework For Wedding-Vendor Cases, Austin Rogers

Marquette Law Review

The Free Exercise Clause was enacted to protect diverse modes of religious

practice. Yet certain expressions of free exercise have entailed concomitant

harm to those outside the religious community, especially LGBTQ persons.

This trend has been acutely present in the recent onslaught of wedding-vendor

cases: LGBTQ persons seek the enforcement of statutorily protected rights,

while religious objectors seek refuge from state intrusion under constitutional

shelter. Consequently, wedding-vendor cases present an area of law in which

free-exercise jurisprudence and anti-discrimination jurisprudence have been

clashing.

However, despite the primacy of religious freedom and equal protection in

American jurisprudence, courts analyze wedding-vendor cases …


"No Person . . . Shall Ever Be Molested On Account Of His Mode Of Worship Or Religious Sentiments . . . .": The Northwest Ordinance Of 1787 And Strader V. Graham, Allan W. Vestal Jan 2019

"No Person . . . Shall Ever Be Molested On Account Of His Mode Of Worship Or Religious Sentiments . . . .": The Northwest Ordinance Of 1787 And Strader V. Graham, Allan W. Vestal

Marquette Law Review

The Article looks at the first article of compact of the Northwest Ordinance,

the religious liberty guarantee: “No person . . . shall ever be molested on

account of his mode of worship or religious sentiments . . . .” Congress

provided that the Northwest Ordinance articles of compact would “forever

remain unalterable.” But in a fugitive slave case from 1851, Strader v. Graham,

Chief Justice Roger Taney declared the articles of compact to be no longer in

force.

In evaluating Chief Justice Taney’s reasoning, the question posed at the

dawn of the 20th Century by historian Professor Andrew McLaughlin …


The Growing Gender/Religion Divide, Marcia L. Mccormick Jan 2018

The Growing Gender/Religion Divide, Marcia L. Mccormick

Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review

No abstract provided.


Everyone Take A Knee And Listen Up! Examining Student-Athlete Protests During The National Anthem, Zack Zastrow Jan 2018

Everyone Take A Knee And Listen Up! Examining Student-Athlete Protests During The National Anthem, Zack Zastrow

Marquette Sports Law Review

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God And State Preambles, Peter J. Smith, Robert W. Tuttle Jan 2017

God And State Preambles, Peter J. Smith, Robert W. Tuttle

Marquette Law Review

Those who question the permissibility of official acknowledgements of God might be surprised to learn that the preambles of forty-five of the fifty state constitutions expressly invoke God. The practice is common in both liberal and conservative states and is equally prevalent in all regions of the country. Virtually all of those preambles give thanks to God, and many also seek God's blessing n the state's endeavors. Yet there has been no detailed assessment of the preambles' history or significance. This paper seeks to remedy that gap.

The preambles complicate the claim that official acknowledgements of God are incompatible with …


Wisconsin Law In The Age Of Individualism, Joseph A. Ranney Jan 2017

Wisconsin Law In The Age Of Individualism, Joseph A. Ranney

Marquette Law Review

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Postmodern Free Expression: A Philosophical Rationale For The Digital Age, Stephen M. Feldman Jan 2017

Postmodern Free Expression: A Philosophical Rationale For The Digital Age, Stephen M. Feldman

Marquette Law Review

Three philosophical rationales--search-for-truth, self-governance, and self-fulfillment--have animated discussions of free expression for decades. Each rationale emerged and attained prominence in American jurisprudence in specific political and cultural circumstances. Moreover, each rationale shares a foundational commitment to the classical liberal (modernist) self. But the three traditional rationales are incompatible with our digital age. IN particular, the idea of the classical liberal self enjoying maximum liberty in a private sphere does not fit in the postmodern information society. The time for a new rationale has arrived. The same sociocultural conditions that undermine the traditional rationales suggest a self-emergence rationale built on the …


The Original Meaning Of "God": Using The Language Of The Framing Generation To Create A Coherent Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, Michael I. Meyerson Apr 2015

The Original Meaning Of "God": Using The Language Of The Framing Generation To Create A Coherent Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, Michael I. Meyerson

Marquette Law Review

The Supreme Court’s attempt to create a standard for evaluating whether the Establishment Clause is violated by religious governmental speech, such as the public display of the Ten Commandments or the Pledge of Allegiance, is a total failure. The Court’s Establishment Clause jurisprudence has been termed “convoluted,” “a muddled mess,” and “a polite lie.” Unwilling to either allow all governmental religious speech or ban it entirely, the Court is in need of a coherent standard for distinguishing the permissible from the unconstitutional. Thus far, no Justice has offered such a standard.

A careful reading of the history of the framing …


The Uneasy And Often Unhelpful Interaction Of Tort Law And Constitutional Law In First Amendment Litigation, George C. Christie Apr 2015

The Uneasy And Often Unhelpful Interaction Of Tort Law And Constitutional Law In First Amendment Litigation, George C. Christie

Marquette Law Review

There are increasing tensions between the First Amendment and the common law torts of intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and privacy. This Article discusses the conflicting interactions among the three models that are competing for primacy as the tort law governing expressive activities evolves to accommodate the requirements of the First Amendment. At one extreme there is the model that expression containing information which has been lawfully obtained that contains neither intentional falsehoods nor incitements to immediate violence can only be sanctioned in narrowly defined exceptional circumstances, even if that expression involves matters that are universally regarded as being …


"Natural" Food Labeling: False Advertising And The First Amendment Jan 2014

"Natural" Food Labeling: False Advertising And The First Amendment

Marquette Elder's Advisor

No abstract provided.