Communications and the Law

This publication provides articles in law topics, including first amendment and free speech expression.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 3, December

Determining What Constitutes Opinion
Thirteen years after Milkovich v. Lorain Journal was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, (101) the boundaries of what constitutes opinion remain unclear for libel purposes; but federal courts have settled into a modus operandi that retains some of the...
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Free Speech Rogues and Freaks: An Analysis of Amusing and Bizarre Litigants of Free Expression
The major justification for this study was that bizarre and amusing court cases are compelling, memorable and instructive. They dramatically illustrate many of the legal principles of freedom of speech and freedom of press. The ridiculous, the absurd...
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On the Wings of Nike: A Streamlined Approach to the Commercial Speech Doctrine
"The commercial speech doctrine, in its current form, fails to account for the realities of a modern world--a world in which personal, political, and commercial arenas no longer have sharply defined boundaries." (1) ********** With increasing...
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