Monday, June 21, 2010
NY Times publishes debate on today's Supreme Court decision on criminalizing advocacy
The New York Times.com's "Room for Debate" section has just published three short Op-ed pieces debating today's Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of a statute criminalizing advocacy for certain groups. The pieces are by David Cole (Georgetown University Law Center), Richard A. Epstein, (University of Chicago Law School) and Stephen I. Vladeck (American University Washington College of Law). Cole sets the stage by stating that "[f]or the first time ever, the Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment permits the criminalization of pure speech advocating lawful, nonviolent activity." Go here for read the three articles.