Deborah Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, and Rebecca Tushnet of Georgetown University discuss a big First Amendment case.
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Does the government have to register a trademark that appears to “disparage” a group of people?
On January 13, 1988, the Supreme Court decided a First Amendment case with major consequences for student journalists.
On January 9, 1776, the publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense became the first viral mass communications event in America, an event so big that it still rivals today’s blockbuster movies and books.
It was a very interesting year.