Monday, August 21, 2017
 

BREAKING: In Matal v. Tam, SCOTUS holds that disparagement provison is unconstitutional


Opinion hot off the press here.

From today’s opinion by Justice Samuel Alito (for four justices) in Matal v. Tam, the “Slants” case:

[The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express “the thought that we hate.”

Eugene Volokh, one of the lead attorneys for The Slants, opines here.

NPR here.

The Slants tweet here.

 

 

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