Tag: First Amendment

Sunday Paper – Flawed sea level models, Politically Motivated Violence, Instagram, Gun Control, First Amendment, Private Networks and Rights, Privacy hypocrites

The climate may be even more screwed up than we thought. There are a couple of reasons. One of the major reasons is that we are seeing ice sheets pushed to a point where processes are coming into play that we hadn’t seen before. And we’re still struggling to understand these processes. We saw this…

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Harassment and Free Speech

Liked Texas Appellate Court Strikes Down Electronic Harassment Statute by Eugene Volokh (Reason.com)

The First Amendment does not permit the outlawing of conduct merely because the speaker intends to annoy the listener and a reasonable person would in fact be annoyed. Many legitimate political protests, for example, contain both of these elements.

The ban on online speech intended to and reasonably likely to (among other things) “annoy,” the court says, is unconstitutionally vague and overbroad.

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