Tag Archives: Volokh

[Eugene Volokh] No, Government Boycotts of Nike Aren't Constitutional

The government may not discriminate against businesses because of the political views the business (or its spokesman) has expressed.GoLocalProv News reports that the town council of a Providence-area town "voted 3-2 in favor of a resolution Monday night requesting the … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

[Eugene Volokh] Greg Lukianoff & Adam Goldstein Guest-Blogging About The Coddling of the American Mind

I'm delighted that Greg Lukianoff and Adam Goldstein will be guest-blogging this coming week about Lukianoff's and Jonathan Haidt's new book The Coddling of the American Mind, just published by Penguin Press. Some of you may be familiar with their … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

[Eugene Volokh] State Civil Protective Order Doesn't Preclude Federal Challenge to Criminal Harassment Statute

An interesting new Younger abstention case from the Ninth Circuit, arising in our challenge to Washington's very broad criminal harassment statute.[1.] A Washington state statute criminalizes (among other things) "mak[ing] an electronic communication to … a third party" "with intent … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

[Eugene Volokh] Challenge to Ban on "Literature with Offensive Content" at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

The policy — here, applied to someone passing out religious valentines — also bans "signs … with offensive content," and more generally limits even nonoffensive signs and leafleting to a narrow "free speech zone."Richard Esenberg, Tom Kamenick and Clyde Taylor … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

[Eugene Volokh] Magistrate Rejects Sealing in Discrimination Lawsuit Against Novelist Nicholas Sparks and the School He Founded

A good example of a court properly protecting the public right of access to court records.I've posted a good deal recently about court proceedings in which documents were, in my view, unjustifiably sealed; so I thought I'd pass along a … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment