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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast

Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast

Legal Talk Network

Ken White explores the background of important First Amendment cases and the personalities and history that led to them. Join Ken, First Amendment litigator and law blogger at Popehat.com, as he interviews some of the people behind America’s most important free speech cases.

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  • 14 - Imminent Lawless Action

    Ken White explores how the First Amendment has handled inflammatory speech, from Schenck to the current Brandenburg standard and all the way up to today.

    Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 33min
  • 13 - I Know It When I See It

    Host Ken White dives into the famously ambiguous obscenity standards set forth by the United States Supreme Court.

    Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 26min
  • 12 - Deplatformed: Social Media Censorship and the First Amendment

    Host Ken White looks at the legal bases of arguments made by critics of social media sites moderation and shows why Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube bans are legally protected.

    Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 26min
  • 11 - Gag

    Criminal or civil, plaintiff or defendant — what’s the one piece of legal advice all should follow? Shut up! That being said, should a judge be able to make you do this?

    Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 31min
  • 10 - The F-Bomb

    On April 26, 1968, Paul Robert Cohen walked down the corridor of the Los Angeles County Courthouse at the corner of Grand and 1st. He didn’t start a fight, he didn’t make any threats, he didn’t even hold up a sign, but he did wear a jacket. This jacket featured “STOP THE WAR,” two peace signs, and the phrase “FUDGE THE DRAFT” (only it didn’t say “fudge”). The result was a court battle over whether the government has the power to punish the use of the word fuck because many find it offens

    Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - 26min
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