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Specialty License Plates as Government Speech: How the Supreme Court Is Likely to Resolve a Five-Way Circuit Split

Author: Rebecca Dussich, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review

Currently, all fifty states in the U.S. require vehicles to be registered and fitted with a unique license plate. 2,571 more words

Student Contributor Articles

State-run media, In America?

Okay, okay, okay. Okay, I nearly flipped my lid when I read this. Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana is planning to start a state-run media outlet called “Just IN” (oh, I get the double entendre, how effing cute….and not) that is going to provide scripted, pre-written news pieces written by state press secretaries. 351 more words


In Memoriam, Howard Zinn (1922-2010), exceprt from, and thoughts on, his "Second Thoughts on the First Amendment"

Howard Zinn, a tireless activist for civil rights and social justice, and a scholar who strove for clarity, passed, now 5 years ago, on the 27th of January 2010. 1,044 more words

Civil Rights

Bloggers and the First Amendment

It has been a year since a federal appeals court ruled that bloggers have the same  First Amendment protections as journalists when it comes to the issue of defamation. 18 more words

General Political Science