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Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Why Protect Lies?

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, University of Florida College of Law, has published Where's the Harm?: Free Speech and the Regulation of Lies, at 65 Washington and Lee Law Review 1091 (2008). Here is the abstract.

Why does the First Amendment accord a measure of protection to lies? Using Holocaust denial as an example of verifiably false speech, this essay poses the question of whether such speech poses a more serious danger than First Amendment jurisprudence typically has acknowledged.

Download the article from SSRN here.

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