Ken Paulson commentaries


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When symbols threaten: the line between speech, intimidation
By Ken Paulson Supreme Court's ruling that states can punish cross-burning intended to intimidate may have long-term implications for symbolic speech and efforts to restrict it — it's highly unusual for the Court to uphold a law to curb a specific type of speech.   04.20.03

Hollywood backlash: when boycotts chill free speech
By Ken Paulson Are Web sites that urge readers to boycott 'un-American' celebrities undercutting the very freedoms we hold dear?   04.06.03

Wearable speech: T-shirts and the First Amendment
By Ken Paulson Many Americans are comfortable making a political statement without uttering a word.   03.23.03

The Pledge of Allegiance: one nation, truly divided
By Ken Paulson Will the Supreme Court take this opportunity to clarify the extent to which government can acknowledge God?   03.09.03

Marches at a standstill: the new limits on assembly
By Ken Paulson Though cities have right to some controls over protests, they've taken to routinely curtailing them.   02.23.03

The big buy: a new way to censor newspapers
By Ken Paulson Sheriff's deputies may learn you can't silence critics by paying for end-run around the Constitution.   02.07.03

Copyright extensions put profits ahead of the public
By Ken Paulson How a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may affect the balance between copyright protection and free speech for decades.   01.26.03

Downloading a free press: the new rules of libel
By Ken Paulson Question of which court should hear online-libel case will have real consequences for quality, quantity, scope of news reporting worldwide.   01.12.03