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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Julie Hilden On Facebook "Likes" As Constitutionally Protected Speech

Julie Hilden weighs in on whether Facebook "likes" should get First Amendment protection here. The case is Bland v. Roberts. Briefly, the issue presented is whether "liking" a page on Facebook is constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment. The judge in the case ruled that it is not. Generally, commentators including Hilden don't "like" his opinion. See here and here

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