Free Speech

The Sharpening Crisis of the Palestinian Protests

Photo by Wiki Commons The following statement was made by Professor Hadley Arkes, JWI Founder and Co-Director, as a follow-up to an essay he wrote in Public Discourse regarding a comprehensive assessment of the “free speech” understanding that has influenced and conditioned the derisive actions we see occurring on campuses today. The ongoing eruptions over

Free Speech Sense and Sensibility

It is precious to see so many college administrators, deans, and presidents now honing “principled,” absolutist commitments to freedom of speech on their campuses. When campuses were hosting Dennis Prager, Charles Murray, Charlie Kirk, or Riley Gaines, or even federal appellate court judges, the messages that used to ban or chase them off campus were “hate

The Forgotten Protection for Individual Liberty

CRCD Executive Director Trey Dimsdale hopes that a focus on religious liberty protections in the states can “play a significant role in rekindling popular and political interest in federalism and republicanism for the sake of advancing and securing the liberty to which all Americans are entitled.”

Common Carriage Now

Contributing Editor Josh Hammer argues that Congress should embrace treating tech companies as common carriers according to a First Amendment standard for exemption from liability.

Justice Alito’s Warning on Religious Liberty

We know that the free speech clause of the First Amendment protects us from government censorship. But suppose someone raises the question, “What’s the point of freedom of speech?” To provide an answer, you cannot simply appeal to the Constitution, since the questioner is asking you to justify what is in the Constitution. You must enter the realm of philosophical argument

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