free speech
Sep 2017

“Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Friday she assumes the ‘Free Speech Week’ at the University of California at Berkeley has been canceled…”

“the right response is not the heckler’s veto, or what some call platform denial.”

“It’s the most narrow-minded, close-minded worldview you can imagine.”

Paperwork, disinformation and confusion

“…I don’t think I’m that threatening.”

“it is a perfect exhibition of a much broader phenomenon”

Katy bar the door

“Freedom of speech is good, but it all depends on what you’re speaking about.”

Words are “powerful weapons”

Does SAG-AFTRA really want to go there?

“…the balcony overlooking Zellerbach’s main floor will be closed due to safety concerns.”

Aug 2017

“I’m not going to be like ‘I’m sorry the words free speech triggered you so badly.'”

“Don’t do that. Think for yourself.”

“[T]here is a line between freedom of speech and then posing a risk to public safety.”

Should free speech be protected on social media?

John Sexton Aug 28, 2017 7:21 PM

“This is a really terrible time to be a free speech advocate.”

“The First Amendment is being rendered meaningless by the same kinds of mobs it was implemented to hold at bay.”

“Boston shortchanged itself…it gamed the First Amendment.”

“Liberalism is founded on the belief that we should tolerate one another’s error…”

“It’s not the right to speech and assembly that should be restricted; it’s the right to carry guns…”

“American liberals were forced to sidestep First Amendment absolutism to combat a political foe”

Don’t let this one go off the rails, please

Actress: ACLU “the NRA of free speech”

Ed Morrissey Aug 17, 2017 5:21 PM

NYT columnist: ACLU needs social-justice definition of free speech.

Boston approves permit for ‘Free Speech’ rally

John Sexton Aug 16, 2017 5:01 PM

“We’re trying to get people to stop fighting and start listening.”

Berkeley announces “free speech year”

Jazz Shaw Aug 16, 2017 2:31 PM

This is gonna be totally awesome

Will they stay or will they go?

“If the criterion for censorship is that nobody’s feelings can be hurt, we are finished as a free society.”

“antifascists have granted themselves the authority to decide which Americans may publicly assemble and which may not.”

“…they will be placed in a limited state.”

Jul 2017

How “freedom-oriented.” Not.

“they conclude that physical violence is sometimes justified in order to stop such verbal violence.”

“I am known as a frequent critic of Christianity and have never been de-platformed for that.”

“Conservatives reported greater reluctance to discuss racial, political, and gender issues compared to liberals.”

“The blockade breached institutional values of freedom of expression and assembly.”

“…it seems that speech — at least certain types of speech — can be a form of violence.”

Or maybe you’re just enjoying the lawsuit

“Whose speech do I want protected, and at what social cost?”

It’s come to this

“The White House acts unlawfully when it excludes people from this forum simply because they’ve disagreed with the president.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Spending the legacy of freedom

John Sexton Jul 03, 2017 7:31 PM

“when I came to Holland and here in America, often I think ‘But this is paradise.'”

“Did you ever ask yourself what would Jesus do in this particular situation?”

Jun 2017

“UCPD would select a ‘securable’ venue on campus, and ‘strongly encouraged’ BCR and BridgeCal not to publicly disclose the location of the event”