//  4/30/17  //  Topic Update


President Trump's statements at campaign rallies calling for the ejection of protestors do not amount to incitementargues Lee Rowland (ACLU).

Joshua Matz, writing for Take Care, emphasizes the importance of taking President Trump at his word. 

Technology, social media, fake news, and the erosion of legacy institutions are shaping elections and political movementsargues Nathan Persily (Journal of Democracy).

  • Bob Bauer responds that the problem of fake news has risen in public prominence, but it can be hard to define as it requires an arbiter of truth (More Soft Money Hard Law).

There are litigation implications to President Trump using two Twitter handles, suggests Quinta Jurecic at Lawfare.

Howard Dean was mistaken in saying there is a hate speech exception to the First Amendment, argues Eugene Volokh (WaPo). Volokh also responded to Howard Dean’s rebuttal to “read Chaplinksy v. New Hampshire."


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

Hundreds of thousands of people participated worldwide in Women's Marches on Saturday, protesting the first year of the Trump administration and supporting women's rights.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump vows to strengthen libel laws after the release of Fire and Fury.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

A federal district court in Michigan has upheld a right to display signs depicting aborted fetuses. Environmental Protection Agency employees who publicly criticized the Trump administration had their e-mails scrutinized by a Republican campaign research group.