Announcing the latest edition of the Aegis Paper Series from the Hoover Institution.
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Document: Fourth Circuit Says Virginia Politician’s Facebook Page is a ‘Public Forum’ and that First Amendment Prohibits Blocking Constituents
On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled in Davidson v. Randall that a Virginia county official who blocked a constituent's access to the official’s Facebook page had violated the First Amendment. The court held that the official’s Facebook account amounted to a “public forum” and that blocking constituent access based on political viewpoints is unconstitutional. The full ruling is below.
Contrary to what President Trump might think, he lacks any authority to censor the unclassified communications of former federal employees.
The President’s hostility to the press is inconsistent with an ability to fulfill, and fitness for, his constitutional role as Commander in Chief.
President Trump’s alleged blocking of members of the public on Twitter on what appear to be viewpoint-based considerations, preventing them from reading his tweets and responding to them, raises serious constitutional issues.
In an October motion, the ACLU argued that a First Amendment “right of access” mandates release of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's opinions. Read on for a primer on the underlying legal theory.
A brief review of Ann Larabee's The Wrong Hands: Popular Weapons Manuals and Their Historic Challenges to a Democratic Society.
To what extent would the First Amendment allow Congress to pass a law allowing the government to target speech that encourages individual acts of terrorism, either by shutting down websites or by prosecuting the “speakers” themselves?
Since the Right to be Forgotten apparently does not require deletion from the World Wide Web of the information itself, there seems to be a business model in this rule for some enterprising party.