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Reflection: The Value of Offensive Speech

Readers most responded to the case of the KKK’s fight to participate in Georgia’s Adopt-a-Highway program. Another reader suggested I write about a free speech controversy at my own university. My thoughts on both issues overlap.

Posted in Free Speech, Personal/Professional Reflection

License (Plate) to Discriminate: Recent Developments in Government Speech

I previously wrote an introduction to the government speech doctrine, the boundaries and reach of which have been redefined after the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Walker v. Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. (If you’re unfamiliar with Walker,

Posted in Free Speech, government-speech, Legal Analysis

Whose Speech Is It?: An Introduction to Government Speech

    Should a state be required to display an Adopt-a-Highway sign for the KKK? In 2012, Georgia denied the KKK’s application to participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program, citing safety concerns—specifically, the 65 mph speed limit on the section of

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