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A speech code for lawyers

First Amendment | Proposed rule seeks to silence conservative practitioners
by Steve West
Posted 9/29/20, 11:55 am

Despite the popular stereotype of lawyers as unnecessarily verbose, a rule proposed by the American Bar Association could discourage them from speaking at all.

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Moderating the moderators

Free Speech | Proposed legislation would limit social media platforms’ control over content
by Steve West
Posted 9/15/20, 01:13 pm

President Donald Trump last month accused Facebook and Twitter of bias after they removed a video he posted in which he claimed children were “almost immune” to COVID-19. In May, Trump criticized Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s handling of riots after George Floyd’s death, tweeting, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter blocked the tweet, citing its rule against inciting violence.

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Equal treatment on campus

First Amendment | Federal government buttresses First Amendment rights
by Steve West
Posted 9/10/20, 01:05 pm

A new U.S. Department of Education rule offers much-needed protection for religious groups like InterVarsity Christian Fellowship operating on public university campuses.

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