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Free Speech at Work

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On June 27, 2022
Last month, the always valuable labor law expert Charlotte Garden had an great primer of the suppression of free speech on the job for EPI. This is something we should all read. Here’s the executive summary: “At-will” employment is sometimes shorthanded as employers’ rights to fire employees (and employees’ right to quit) for a bad […]

Cancel Culture!

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On November 22, 2021

I think we all know Bari Weiss and Thomas Chatterton Williams will be issuing public statements about free speech on criticizing Israel anytime now: At The Arkansas Times, a publication I founded 47 y

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Here’s an interesting case with potential major implications: A janitors’ union in San Francisco has taken on a court battle with major implications for what workers can do to protest their employers’ practices, and the fight starts immediately in the wake of a government finding that more individual Americans went on strike in 2018 than […]

Labor Picketing

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On June 24, 2015

This opinion piece by Catherine Fisk and Edwin Chemerinsky is quite interesting. Did the Supreme Court accidentally set a precedent to eliminate bans on labor picketing? Reed v. Town of Gilbert’s re

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On November 2, 1909, the Industrial Workers of the World called a free speech strike in Spokane, Washington. The free speech movements would highlight what the IWW did well and where is struggled, as the organization exposed the hypocrisy and brutality of Gilded Age capitalism and exposed to the nation the terrible lives of working […]

Speech

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On May 5, 2014
Scott may have more on this later, but the fact that Supreme Court justices’ opinions on free speech correlate with whether they agree with the speech is like the least surprising thing ever. I’m amazed that anyone has ever seen SCOTUS justices as somehow above politics and acting on actual constitutional principles that don’t line […]

Free Speech

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On December 4, 2012

I assume that conservatives’ spirited defense of free speech in fighting the California law banning the use of gay conversion therapies for minors means that they will provide equally full-throa

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