From our Interactive Constitution project, Geoffrey R. Stone from the University of Chicago Law School and Eugene Volokh from the UCLA School of Law say the legal protection today offered by the First Amendment is stronger than ever before in our history.
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President-elect Donald Trump’s recent comments about prosecuting flag-burning protesters has started yet another debate about the issue. But in the end, the only Justice left on the Supreme Court from the 1980s could have the final say on the matter.
Scholars and activists explore the future of free expression on university campuses.
In the past week, there have been reports of public American flag burning in isolated protests about Tuesday’s presidential election results. The controversy over the act goes back to another political protest about presidential elections.
Is free speech under threat? Or is the concern overblown?