Eve Levin  //  10/1/17  //  Topic Update


Although President Trump’s comments that NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be fired reflect a disregard for First Amendment-protected speech, he has not crossed legal lines (WaPo). 

Trump says compelled speech is unconstitutional for bakers, but OK for NFL players. At Take Care, Michael Dorf analyzes whether the arguments can be reconciled.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed free speech at the Georgetown Law Center on Tuesday, slamming athletes in the NFL and criticizing American universities for creating “echo chamber[s] of political correctness and homogenous thought” (WaPo; NYT).


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.