As the world sadly knows, three people died this past weekend when a bunch of racist assholes showed up in my town to rally around a statue of Robert E. Lee. The worst moment in the weekend’s violence came when Continue reading ACLU Blames Cops for Charlottesville Violence – Hit & Run : Reason.com
This weekend’s deadly melee in Charlottesville, Virginia, is bound to fuel calls for increased regulation of hateful speech. The confrontation triggered by white supremacist marchers offered a frightening demonstration of how racist, anti-Semitic, and other noxious messages can ignite clashes Continue reading The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal | Foreign Policy
Before last weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville devolved into violence and tragedy, the gathering’s ostensible goal was to preserve a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Earlier this year, city officials announced plans to remove the statue, erected Continue reading Charlottesville’s Legacy Shaping Up As Exact Opposite of What Alt-Right Wanted – Hit & Run : Reason.com
Earlier this week, the ACLU sent a letterto members of Congress opposing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bill would amend existing law to prohibit people in the United States from supporting boycotts targeting Israel — making it a felony to choose not Continue reading The First Amendment Protects the Right to Boycott Israel | American Civil Liberties Union
Recently, talk show personality Dave Rubin came out against his fellow progressives, claiming that he no longer identifies with them, saying that, “Defending my liberal values has suddenly become a conservative position.” Rubin claims that the left doesn’t believe in Continue reading The Left Used To Be For Free Speech: Are Libertarians Leftists Now?
Opinion by Justice Samuel Alito (for four justices) in Matal v. Tam, the “Slants” case: [The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on Continue reading Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment – The Washington Post
The public attribution of a malicious cyber incident consists of identifying the responsible party behind the activity. A cyber attribution finding is a necessary prerequisite for holding actors accountable for malicious activity. Recently, several cyber incidents with geopolitical implications and Continue reading How To Hold Cyber Attackers Accountable When the State Denies Responsibility