Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Do you feel safe to comment?

Over at Volokh Conspiracy, they try to get to the bottom of the "feeling unsafe."
While feeling the First Amendment's future may be unsafe.
Today’s college students are going to be tomorrow’s judges, and if they truly believe that “safety” means “never having to deal with opinions that disagree with one’s cherished beliefs,” then censorship has a good chance of gaining the upper hand over freedom of speech. After all, public safety can be a justification for suppressing speech, as with the “fighting words” doctrine.

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