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Defending Truth: Legal And Psychological Aspects Of Holocaust Denial, Kenneth Lasson Dec 2007

Defending Truth: Legal And Psychological Aspects Of Holocaust Denial, Kenneth Lasson

All Faculty Scholarship

From the still-burning embers of the Holocaust we have come once again to learn the terrible truth, that the power of Evil still lurks among the nations of the world, and cannot be underestimated. Nor can the effect of the spoken and written word, which in modern times must be taken in tandem with the violence of terrorism. Part I describes the background and nature of Holocaust denial, tracing the Nazis' adoption of a plan for the A "Final Solution of the Jewish Problem" through the post-War Nuremberg Trials to the present day. Part II examines the tension between free ...


F07rs Sgb No. 1 (Senator Duties), Lopreore, Gremillion Oct 2007

F07rs Sgb No. 1 (Senator Duties), Lopreore, Gremillion

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

No abstract provided.


Some Learning Opportunities From The Imus Affair, Kenneth Lasson Apr 2007

Some Learning Opportunities From The Imus Affair, Kenneth Lasson

All Faculty Scholarship

The author discusses the broader issues of free speech under the surface of the Don Imus affair, where that commentator made a gratuitous slur about the Rutgers women's basketball team. He balances this gaff against the good deeds of the same personality, comparing this with similar provocative remarks made by other well-known public figures. The media is cited for an overreaction to the Imus incident, and all these components are discussed in light of what free speech means.


Beyond The Schoolhouse Gate: Do Student First Amendment Rights Apply To Classroom Assignments?, Leora Harpaz Apr 2007

Beyond The Schoolhouse Gate: Do Student First Amendment Rights Apply To Classroom Assignments?, Leora Harpaz

Faculty Scholarship

While it has long been apparent that the First Amendment protection for freedom of expression limits the discretion of public school teachers and administrators, it has been assumed that those limitations do not constrain equally all aspects of a school's operation. One area that has seemed somewhat immune from First Amendment free speech oversight has been the pedagogic choices made by schools in defining their own educational objectives. Public schools have been permitted to select curricular materials for use in their classrooms and have been able to evaluate whether students have fulfilled course requirements without concern that they may ...


Exercises In The Regulation Of Hate Speech, Rodney A. Smolla Jan 2007

Exercises In The Regulation Of Hate Speech, Rodney A. Smolla

Scholarly Articles

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Art As Speech, Edward J. Eberle Jan 2007

Art As Speech, Edward J. Eberle

Law Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


F(R)Ee Expression: Reconciling Copyright & The First Amendment, Raymond Shih Ray Ku Jan 2007

F(R)Ee Expression: Reconciling Copyright & The First Amendment, Raymond Shih Ray Ku

Faculty Publications

This essay explores the relationship between copyright and free speech by critically evaluating the proposition that conflicts between the two can be eliminated because the Framers intended both to be engines for free expression. My purpose is not to set forth a comprehensive theory of copyright and free speech, but is more modest. This essay argues that while useful, reference to the Framers' intent only goes so far in avoiding conflicts between copyright and free speech, and when viewed outside of the facts presented by Harper & Row and Eldred, reliance upon the Framers' intent arguably increases such conflicts. Moreover, this ...


2 Anti-Gay 1st Amendment Losses, Arthur S. Leonard Jan 2007

2 Anti-Gay 1st Amendment Losses, Arthur S. Leonard

Other Publications

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China's Network Justice, Benjamin L. Liebman, Tim Wu Jan 2007

China's Network Justice, Benjamin L. Liebman, Tim Wu

Faculty Scholarship

China's Internet revolution has set off a furious debate in the West. Optimists from Thomas Friedman to Bill Clinton have predicted the crumbling of the Chinese Party-state ("Party-state"), while pessimists suggest even greater state control. But a far less discussed and researched subject is the effect of China's Internet revolution on its domestic institutions. This Article, the product of extensive interviews across China, asks a new and different question. What has China's Internet revolution meant for its legal system? What does cheaper, if not free, speech mean for Chinese judges?

The broader goal of this Article is ...


The Future Of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, And Privacy On The Internet, Daniel J. Solove Jan 2007

The Future Of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, And Privacy On The Internet, Daniel J. Solove

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

YouTube. Facebook. MySpace. Wikipedia. Google. These are among the many new ways people are communicating and obtaining information. In THE FUTURE OF REPUTATION: GOSSIP, RUMOR, AND PRIVACY ON THE INTERNET (Yale University Press, October 2007), Professor Daniel J. Solove warns that this new world demands new thinking about the nature of privacy.

Teeming with chatrooms, online discussion groups, and blogs, the Internet offers previously unimagined opportunities for personal expression and communication. But there's a dark side to the story. A trail of information fragments about us is forever preserved on the Internet, instantly available in a Google search. A ...


The First Amendment As Criminal Procedure, Daniel J. Solove Jan 2007

The First Amendment As Criminal Procedure, Daniel J. Solove

GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works

This Article explores the relationship between the First Amendment and criminal procedure. These two domains of constitutional law have long existed as separate worlds, rarely interacting with each other despite the fact that many instances of government information gathering can implicate First Amendment freedoms of speech, association, and religion. The Fourth and Fifth Amendments used to provide considerable protection for First Amendment interests, as in the famous 1886 case Boyd v. United States, in which the Supreme Court held that the government was prohibited from seizing a person's private papers. Over time, however, Fourth and Fifth Amendment protection has ...


China's Network Justice, Benjamin L. Liebman, Tim Wu Jan 2007

China's Network Justice, Benjamin L. Liebman, Tim Wu

Faculty Scholarship

This article, the product of extensive interviews across China, asks the following question: What has China's internet revolution meant for its legal system? What does cheaper if not free speech mean for Chinese judges?


Privatizing Public Forums To Eliminate Dissent, Kevin F. O'Neill Jan 2007

Privatizing Public Forums To Eliminate Dissent, Kevin F. O'Neill

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

As the 2008 presidential campaign gets underway, the candidates may be tempted to suppress dissent at public forum rallies by using a tactic that Ronald Reagan pioneered and George W. Bush perfected. Under this tactic, the candidate's advance team “privatizes” a public square or public park by securing a municipal permit for the rally date that authorizes the expulsion of any citizen who manifests support for a rival candidate. At a 2004 Bush re-election rally, citizens who held signs opposing the President or opposing the war in Iraq were systematically expelled from a public park by Secret Service agents ...