//  10/6/17  //  Latest Developments

It's now clear that President Trump poses unprecedented threats to freedoms of speech and press. Take Care and Protect Democracy have teamed up to host a forum in which leading scholars consider how we can use the law (and litigation) to protect against Trump's use of the "bully podium." Here are the entries in that forum.

Aiming the Bully Podium at Minority Communities

Mark Joseph Stern | 10/11/17

From the NFL to Puerto Rico to the impending ban on transgender troops, Trump uses his “free speech rights” to bully minority communities into silence.

Free Speech Solidarity

Charlotte Garden | 10/6/17

Collective action has proven an effective response to the President’s attempted interference with the employment of Jemele Hill and NFL players.

The Bully and the Press

Sonja West | 10/5/17

In response to Trump's attacks, we should embrace the unique constitutional status of journalists and mount defenses based on the First Amendment Press Clause.

Protecting Free Speech and Free Press From Motivated Malignancy

Mike Dorf | 9/28/17

Trump’s potential violations of free speech and press have much in common with his apparent violations of other constitutional limits

Constructing the Press as Enemy

RonNell Andersen Jones & Lisa Grow Sun | 9/28/17 

The Trump administration—in word and in deed—has engaged in enemy construction of the press.

Protecting Against Arbitrary Government

Sabeel Rahman | 9/27/17

Executive bullying creates a potential taint of illegitimacy, of arbitrariness, that could color the political and moral legitimacy of future governmental actions

Friends, Enemies, and Trump's First Amendment Violations

Robert Post | 9/26/17

Trump’s intemperate attacks on political speech he dislikes are inconsistent with democratic self-government.

State Action Doctrine Under An Autocrat

Leah Litman | 9/26/17

President Trump’s autocratic, anti-speech tendencies are blurring one of the key boundaries in existing First Amendment law, which draws a line between government suppression of speech and private suppression of speech.

The Bully Podium: Is the First Amendment Defenseless?

Protect Democracy | 9/19/17  

Trump has besieged freedoms of speech and press. We must prepare to fight back and defend our liberties.

 


Requiem for a Lone Star Bail-in

7/25/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

The three-judge district court overseeing the Texas redistricting litigation has held that Texas should not be 'bailed-in' under Section 3(c) of the Voting Rights Act. That's a very worrisome development. Here's why.

Travis Crum

University of Chicago

Versus Trump: The Past And Future Of Gerrymandering

7/18/19  //  Commentary

This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Easha are joined by guest host Melissa Murray of NYU Law and the new Strict Scrutiny podcast. They discuss the recent Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering (Rucho v. Common Cause), what's next in the fight, and where you can find Melissa's wonderful new podcast. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Easha Anand

San Francisco

The President Cannot Constitutionally Block His Critics on Twitter

7/12/19  //  Commentary

The decision is a victory for free speech, an important signal to government officials in the social media era, and a refreshing holding that the President is not above constitutional constraint

Amanda Shanor

The Wharton School