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Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and Free Speech: How far is too far?

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, First Amendment, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Alix Bruce In the wake of the slaying of Heather Heyer at a counter-protest to a neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, a national dialogue on the definition of free speech and the application of the First Amendment has reopened. On both the internet and in the debate, the rights of not only Black Lives […]

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Stolen Valor: Protect Free Speech or Military Honor?

By   /  November 23, 2011  /  First Amendment, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In 2005 Democratic Congressman John Salazar pushed the Stolen Valor Act easily through a bipartisan Congress.  Clay Calvert and Rebekah Rich, Low-Value Expression, Offensive Speech, and the Qualified First Amendment Right to Lie: From Crush Videos to Fabrications about Military Medals, 42 U. Tol. L. Rev. 1, 15 (2010-2011). The Act authorizes the federal government […]

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