Free speech rules

The straight scoop on the law of free speech, according to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Brought to you by UCLA Prof. Eugene Volokh (one of the nation’s premier experts on the First Amendment) with funding from the Stanton Foundation.

What can students say in school?

Does the First Amendment protect “hate speech”?

When can speech be restricted in the name of privacy?

Can the government do anything about “fake news”?

Is money speech?

Do corporations and unions have free speech rights?

What can college students say in college?

 

And stay tuned for videos on:

  • Free speech and privacy.

  • Free speech on government property.

  • Free speech and Alexander Hamilton.

 

Enjoy, learn, and remember: “This is not legal advice; if it were legal advice, it would be followed by a bill.” 

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Thanks to Prof. Joel Gora (Brooklyn Law School) for suggesting the title for the series, and to Prof. Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School) for letting us use his "if this were legal advice" joke.

Funding for this project was provided by the Stanton Foundation. The Stanton Foundation was created by Frank Stanton,  legendary president of CBS and creator of the modern presidential debate.  

 

Stanton was a fierce defender of the First Amendment and designated  continued protection and advancement of First Amendment values as a primary mission of the Foundation. The Foundation has funded numerous First Amendment projects, including a First Amendment chair at Harvard Law School and ten First Amendment Clinics across the country. 

 

Videos produced by Reason TV.

SCRIPTS

7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FREE SPEECH IN SCHOOLS

THE 3 RULES OF HATE SPEECH AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT

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Eugene Volokh

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(310) 206-3926

UCLA School of Law

385 Charles E Young Dr E

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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