Tag Archives: Speech

Fifth Circuit Rule for Plaintiff in Free Speech Challenge to Sheriff Office Facebook Page

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit ruled earlier this week that a sheriff office's official Facebook page was a public forum; that the office's posting rules were based on the viewpoint of the poster, in violation… … Continue reading

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Allegedly defamatory claims in e-recycling report weren't commercial speech despite some economic incentive

Electronic Recycling Ass’n v. Basel Action Network, 2019 WL 1453575, No. C18-1601-MJP (W.D. Wash. Apr. 2, 2019)Plaintiff ERA is a Canadian non-profit corporation that specializes in recovering, refurbishing, and reusing discarded electronic equipment or “e-waste.” When it determines that equipment … Continue reading

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Rights to free speech and, or, academic freedom not offended by requiring a candidate for a teaching position to demonstration his or her teaching skills

The petitioner [Plaintiff] in this action appealed the federal district court's dismissal of his claims that members of a hiring committee at a State University of New York campus discriminated against him based on his age and disability and violated … Continue reading

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Speech: the continual evolution of competition law

Sir Peter Roth, provides a Speech: the continual evolution of competition law. ABSTRACT: Since 2000, the principles of UK competition law have largely mirrored EU competition law. The EU courts have sometimes attracted criticism in the UK, and that has… … Continue reading

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CRS Report: Free Speech and the Regulation of Social Media Content

From the summary of Free Speech and the Regulation of Social Media Content (R45650, Mar. 27,2019): Some have argued that Congress should step in to regulate social media sites. Government action regulating internet content would constitute state action that may … Continue reading

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