So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Supreme Court review: Kennedy, Kavanaugh, and “weaponizing the First Amendment”

Jul 11, 2018

Supreme Court review: Kennedy, Kavanaugh, and “weaponizing the First Amendment” On this episode of So to Speak, we discuss President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court and what it might mean for the...

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Most memorable FIRE cases

Jun 27, 2018

On today’s episode of So to Speak, we take a trip down memory lane. We are joined by FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff, Samantha Harris, and Will Creeley to discuss memorable cases from FIRE’s 19-year history. You can watch a video of this conversation on...

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‘HATE’ with Nadine Strossen

Jun 13, 2018

The United States is unique in its protection of what some might label “hate speech.” Of course, certain expression is unprotected, like incitement to imminent lawless action and true threats. But expression that is deemed merely offensive or...

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‘Speak Freely’ with Professor Keith Whittington

May 30, 2018

In February, Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber announced that he will distribute copies of “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech” to all Princeton students and faculty as part of the university’s annual...

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Debating ‘Is there a campus free speech crisis?’ with Sullivan, Haidt, Nossel, Sachs, & Foster

May 16, 2018

Is there a campus free speech crisis? In March, FIRE staff discussed the question. On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we put the question to others and feature audio from a live debate that occurred on May 8 in New York...

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‘Lust on Trial’ with Amy Werbel

May 03, 2018

Anthony Comstock is a name that has become synonymous with censorship in America. In 1873, he founded the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, and his career led to the confiscation or incineration of more than 3 million pieces of allegedly...

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Exploring threats to a free press with Laura Handman

Apr 19, 2018

What are the greatest threats to a free press in America, and how have they changed in recent years? On this episode of So to Speak, we speak with Laura R. Handman, who is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine and a co-chair of the firm’s appellate...

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Have you been defamed?

Apr 05, 2018

In January, President Donald Trump called America’s libel laws “a sham and a disgrace.” Are they? On this episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we sit down with Ballard Spahr Senior Counsel Lee Levine to discuss what America’s...

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Is there a campus free speech crisis?

Mar 27, 2018

Is there a campus free speech crisis? On this episode of So to Speak, Nico Perrino is joined by FIRE’s Will Creeley and Samantha Harris to discuss this simmering question. Watch the video of this podcast recording: youtu.be/uoO6TCAQpaE...

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Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Mar 22, 2018

In 2012, a same-sex couple entered Masterpiece Cakeshop and asked its owner, Jack Phillips, to create a cake for their wedding reception in Denver, Colorado. Phillips declined the request, reportedly telling the couple, “Sorry guys, I don’t make...

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