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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hate Speech Laws

James Allan, University of Queensland, T. C. Beirne School of Law, has published Hate Speech Law and Disagreement as University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 14-15 and in Constitutional Commentary. Here is the abstract.

In this Constitutional Commentary review piece, Allan considers Jeremy Waldron's arguments for hate speech laws in Waldron's book THE HARM IN HATE SPEECH. Allan finds them all lacking and ultimately unpersuasive. The review is not premised on a parsing of precedents. It considers Waldron's case from first principles.

 

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